Definition: width; extent
Definition: width; extent
Sentences Containing 'breadth'
He was a dark man altogether, with good eyes and a good bold breadth between them.
When this interchange of Christian name was effected, Madame Defarge, picking her teeth with her toothpick, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
Throughout the length and breadth of this vast world of ours there are only about eighty known elements.
Its size making it difficult for it to be got comfortably within the field of vision, every artifice has to be used to give it``breadth of treatment,''as it is called, and nothing interferes with this like detail.
Great breadth and splendor is given by it to design, and it is one of the most impressive of tone arrangements.
Were this not so, and were the composition patterned all over with smaller masses in strong contrast, the breadth and unity of the effect would be lost.
Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
How far apart, think you, dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk can not be appreciated by our instruments?
With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance.
So, probably, the depth of the ocean will be found to be very inconsiderable compared with its breadth.
Given, then, the length and breadth of the cove, and the character of the surrounding shore, and you have almost elements enough to make out a formula for all cases.
The captain looked on, during a silent half minute, then took the wheel himself, and crowded the boat in, till she went scraping along within a hand breadth of the ships.
Whoever discovers a new mine, is entitled to measure off two hundred and forty-six feet in length, according to what he supposes to be the direction of the vein, and half as much in breadth.
The shape, as well as the breadth and length of the ramus of the lower jaw, varies in a highly remarkable manner.
The caudal and sacral vertebrae vary in number; as does the number of the ribs, together with their relative breadth and the presence of processes.
The forehead between the eyes consequently becomes, as could be plainly seen, temporarily contracted in breadth.
These means, however, would suffice for occasional transport across tracts of sea some hundred miles in breadth, or from island to island, or from a continent to a neighbouring island, but not from one distant continent to another.
This, however, is of but little importance to our tale; it will be enough not to stray a hair's breadth from the truth in the telling of it.
I present it to you, not that you may kiss it, but that you may observe the contexture of the sinews, the close network of the muscles, the breadth and capacity of the veins, whence you may infer what must be the strength of the arm that has such a hand."
The barber damsel, when she had him a hand's breadth deep in lather, pretended that there was no more water, and bade the one with the jug go and fetch some, while Senor Don Quixote waited.
So tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross bar of the doorway, and his breadth seemed to span it across from side to side.
'Nor, having only length, breadth, and thickness, can a cube have a real existence.'
'Clearly,' the Time Traveller proceeded, 'any real body must have extension in _four_ directions: it must have Length, Breadth, Thickness, and--Duration.
That Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to three planes, each at right angles to the others.
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
The sum is, that at particular seasons within that breadth and along that path, migrating whales may with great confidence be looked for.
Considine also said the tracks "are stunning in their breadth and achievement."
It is just 10.5 km from the main temple, having dimensions of 150 ft. length, 50 ft. breadth and 25 ft. depth.
Hyper-specialization, however, has different impacts upon knowledge breadth depending upon field of study.
Humanities double majors, for example, see no difference in breadth exposure regardless of whether their second major is similar or dissimilar.
Bill C-61 proposed alterations of the breadth and depth of exemptions for uses such as personal back-ups, reverse engineering and security testing.
Extending beyond Adam Sahaba, in length and breadth the Tehsil is about 50 km by 50 km.
Also appearing in the first year of publication was Albert Einstein’s "Out of my later years", an early indication of the publication programme’s breadth.
He ... knew everything about the space telescope, from the smallest anomaly to the breadth of the extraordinary science delivered by the telescope he had worked with for over 28 years."
Pasture one league in length and one breadth.
The length of head is one and a half times the size of its breadth, the snout is a little longer than the orbit.
Amination of nucleophiles with "N"-unsubstituted oxaziridines is quite versatile in the breadth of possible nucleophiles and corresponding products.
He concluded "The breadth of scientific knowledge which this book represents is remarkable, as is the skill with which it has been set down and the effortlessness with which it reads."
Steiner led the following esoteric schools: Breadth of activity.
It is of the uniform breadth of 75 feet and named after Sir Henry Harrison, chairman of the corporation, by whom the scheme was inaugurated and matured.
The lumber and other interests of David Joyce spanned almost the length and breadth of the Mississippi Valley.
The book, together with “The Yellow Emperor’s Four Canons” in four chapters following it, was written on half a breadth of silk.
It was copied onto a breadth of wide silk together with four ancient canons.
During the 1960s, it began striking down such oaths on the basis of vagueness and undue breadth.
In order to expand the breadth and depth of the knowledge that comes with experience,as part of the New College program, Alexander created three required elements.
Mary's, established in Douglas in 1824 which attracted both Protestants as well as Catholics becoming well known for many years for the breadth of its curriculum.
A distinguished Consiglio scientifico or academic council, recruited from Italy and beyond, is intended to ensure the strength and breadth of this interdisciplinarity, particularly in history and other humanities.
Under "Weaknesses" the review said "it has more breadth than depth."
AUW faculty work in a highly collaborative environment, and they work in teams divided by discipline so that students receive sufficient breadth and depth in their instruction.
More Vocab Wordstreatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
abbreviate - shorten
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic