Usage examples for expansion

  1. With large, square stakes there is usually sufficient room for expansion, even when the twine is tied tight. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  2. It cannot be called an intrigue, nor treated as one; it tends altogether to expansion; whereas a genuine dramatic subject should tend to concentration. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  3. The vision of universal expansion was wholly veiled until the eighteenth century; and even when it came it was far less vivid and vital than what came in the sixteenth. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  4. And the saddest part of all is that the younger generation learn no experience thus; but when they form a circle of their own and the same expansion happens, they do as their parents did, saying to themselves, " My parents lost my confidence by insisting on what was not really important; but my objections are reasonable and justifiable, and my children must trust me to know what is right." – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  5. Now, if the bark had power to refuse expansion, of course, you know, the tree would die. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  6. Undergoing a seeming expansion of his powers, Erik Dorn had become a startling, fascinating figure in the new world he had entered. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  7. Thus he also prepared the way for that commercial expansion which was necessary if the Jewish state was to survive in the midst of its many powerful foes. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  8. Never had he felt the expansion of a similar mood. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  9. The wish for expansion has continually made itself felt, and the frequent result of war as well as of peaceful discovery has been to gratify it. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  10. The train of thoughts in which I had indulged, and the peculiarly vacant condition of my mind, made the time favorable for expansion upon the theme which had occurred to me; and so I inflicted on the poor boy a long letter, or sermon, or essay, or whatever you may please to call it, which I am enclosing to you. – A Jolly by Josh by "Josh"
  11. Whether it is nobler to increase one's bank account at the expense of all the personal expansion of life, through study, social life, travel,- all that makes up a choice and fine culture, and at the expense of depriving one's self of the untold luxury of service, as needs come in view,- is certainly an open question, and one in which there is a good deal to say for other uses of money than that of establishing an impressive bank account; but leaving this aspect of the problem, one returns to that phase of it represented by self- reliance. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  12. At the same time, the Government must make substantial expenditures which are necessary to the growth and expansion of the domestic economy. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. Meanwhile, just before the war and during its early years, an English naval officer was laying the foundation for an enormous expansion of the British empire in the east. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  14. It is impossible that the most limited mind should not feel expansion and know illumination in even the effort to comprehend what justice actually is and involves. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  15. Mr. Stephen's third volume is chiefly occupied by the history of the later Utilitarians, and the expansion of their cardinal principle in its application to a changing temper of the times, under the leadership of John Stuart Mill. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  16. The steady expansion of commerce and industry during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had been attended by a remarkable development of town life. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  17. In large engines it is used for reversing only, a separate expansion valve being used for varying the point of cut off. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  18. And I hope that we can continue that expansion in the days ahead. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various