Usage examples for spreading

  1. " I cannot make you see the truth," said Monsieur Jolivet, at last, smiling and spreading his hands. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  2. Such as, and who's been spreading them?" – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  3. The dusk was spreading, and her eyes seemed to grow larger and larger in the uncertain light. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  4. Or, if you insist, as you have the right, On spreading your wings for a loftier flight, The moral is,- Take care how you light. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  5. By spreading these into a V and making the inner arms shorter, very satisfactory results were secured. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  6. Being so far out from the deck I could look at the ship 5 as at a separate vessel; and there rose up from the water, supported only by the small black hull, a pyramid of canvas spreading far out beyond the hull and towering up almost, as it seemed in the indistinct night, into the clouds. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  7. Before the last wall, she came out on a low rise where there was a spreading tree. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. " Cora was spreading down the veil as I looked in. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. On my asking if the creek went into a large water, he intimated not, by again spreading out his hand as before and dropping it, neither did he seem to know anything of any hills. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  10. These articles were carried to the table with the same ceremony as had attended the spreading of the cloth. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  11. Her fit of weeping was so violent that she could not utter a word, till Paula had led her to a bench under a spreading sycamore, had induced her with gentle force to sit down by her side, clasping her in her arms like a suffering child, and speaking to her words of comfort and encouragement. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. It is spreading over the face of the earth. – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing
  13. He felt, also, that they were spreading out to either side to get a clear view of the fight that was to follow, and it occurred to him that, even if Hal Dozier killed him, there would not be one chance in a thousand of Hal's getting away. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  14. We selected a spot under the branches of a wide- spreading oak for the grave of the poor lady. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. They pushed the pace, knowing that the telegraph wires or the couriers would be spreading the news. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  16. Prepare rice as directed for croquettes, and instead of spreading it on a dish to cool, fill the mould about two- thirds full with it, and bake in a warm but not quick oven for about half an hour. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  17. But the happiness which he had spread went on spreading. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. They crossed several hills, and late in the afternoon drew rein in a wide spreading forest. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  19. Following the glances of the crowd a few minutes later, Thorndyke noticed a dark cloud rising in the west, and spreading along the horizon. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  20. He opened the door for her while he thought this, and helped her to settle herself in her seat, spreading her furs over her knees, and arranging the huge velvet mantle in which her slender little figure was almost hidden. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon