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Word: expansive

Definition: (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size


Sentences Containing 'expansive'

A large draw for tourists is the expansive coastline that results from the nature of the rias.
Although by no means expansive, the RX-8's cabin was designed to allow enough room to house four adults, making it a genuine 4-seater rather than a 2+2.
Although officially only a few sections of beach are open for swimming during the summer, the expansive sandy shore is always available for sunbathing, sandcastles, strolling and relaxing.
Big Rig released one 4-song, 9-minute EP entitled "Expansive Heart" in 1994 on Lookout!
Boltzmann was subject to rapid alternation of depressed moods with elevated, expansive or irritable moods, likely the symptoms of undiagnosed bipolar disorder.
Congressional's expansive clubhouse is the largest clubhouse in the United States.
Distinguished in its early years by waving elms but hard to access because of its expansive flats at low tide, the 10-acre Apple Island was initially part of the town of Boston, used for sheep and cattle grazing.
Doubtless it's an enormously daunting task to adapt a book at once so sweeping and internal, so swooningly romantic and philosophical, but it takes a lighter touch and a more expansive view than Newell and Harwood seem to bring."
Expansive meadows and gardens make up the larger landscape, with naturalistic massings of flowers surrounding the house.
From it there is expansive view of the valley to the south of the mountain, with the Northway running through it.
However, some soil environments are not suitable for this kind of foundation; particularly expansive or poor load-bearing ( 1 ton/sf) soils.
If Glacier Northwest were allowed to conduct their proposed expansive mining operation on Maury Island, then approximately 235 acres (0.95 km²) of Pacific Madrone, or "Arbutus menziesii", could be deforested.
In spite of the albums deletion, the majority of the songs were released in recent years on the expansive "5 Easy Pieces" (2003) boxset and "Classics Collectibles" (2005).
In the British cultural legacy, most territorial entities begin with fairly expansive counties which encompass an appreciable large area and proceed down in size to smaller entities.
It concentrated on what would now be termed twee pop bands, and was notable for its hardline approach to the independent ethic, as well as its expansive, lyrical writing style.
Its accurate simulation and expansive option set are popular among baseball fans of the genre.
Jumping from Bowie glam to disco punk, the band tosses in synths, arch backing coos and riffing saxes for songs that are both expansive and strange."
Lack of expansive working, or any means of control of the cutoff is also a serious problem with many such designs.
Marsh's expansive liner notes observe that the song "East-West" "was an exploration of music that moved modally, rather than through chord changes.
Most of the 17th century saw the Ahom-Mughal conflicts, in which the Ahoms held the expansive Mughals at bay epitomized in the Battle of Saraighat of 1671, and which finally ended in 1682 with the defeat of the Mughals at Itakhuli in Guwahati.
Optimistic about their prospects, the Fishers expanded the mill complex, adding more machinery and constructing an expansive one story brick addition.
Reviewing the album in "The Daily Express", writer David Wigg said "Andy Hill can take a common everyday phrase and turn it into an infectious tune, dressed up with breathy harmonies and expansive production.
Since that time, the Pittsburgh Bandits have grown into an expansive inline hockey organization, encompasing multiple teams in every age division.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
The act relied on a "very expansive view" of the Constitution's Commerce Clause, as it applies to "any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion."
The cantata opens with a sighing motif on trumpets, after which the strings play an expansive, flowing melody in C major.
The count was dressed in black and with his habitual simplicity; his white waistcoat displayed his expansive noble chest and his black stock was singularly noticeable because of its contrast with the deadly paleness of his face.
The expansive 21 acre site provides the potential to add 550,000 to 700,000 total gross square feet of property development for future research, business and industry initiatives.
The expansive first movement is one of Mozart's most symphonic concerto movements.
The film title refers to the London suburbs which are served by the expansive London Underground network, an environment that Chris and Toni had always promised themselves they would escape.
The harbour is an expansive, almost landlocked body of water which provides safe anchorage from the Roaring Forties that buffet the Western and South Coast Tasmania.
The house in rue Saint-Honoré was famed in its time for its sober elegance, which set him apart from his colleagues' more expansive and luxurious "hôtels particuliers" In Normandy Sublet de Noyers abandoned by stages the château de Noyers constructed by his father to reside more and more during the 1640s at Dangu.
The ingeniously designed plan ensured that every unit would enjoy expansive views.
The landscape comprises Sal forests, expansive grassy lands, soaring peaks and waterfalls.
The most conspicuous effect of the expansive power of freezing water is seen in rocky or mountainous regions -LRB- Fig.
The mountain offers expansive views of the surrounding landscape from open summits and high cliff faces.
The mountain, a popular hiking and rock climbing attraction located between metropolitan Hartford and Meriden, is known for expansive vistas, vertical cliff faces, mountain ridge reservoirs, unique microclimate ecosystems, and rare plant communities.
The project included resuscitating the structural masonry shell and infusing it with a modern core, including a -high lobby, expansive natural lighting, eco-friendly materials, and renewable energy systems.
The rest of the upper level is filled with a mixture of tables, swiveling chairs and loveseats facing the expansive windows located above a full-length drink-holding trough.
The school is represented by thinkers like David Korten who believe in "regulated markets" checked by government and civil society but, for Kovel, they do not provide a critique of the expansive nature of capitalism away from localised production and ignore "questions of class, gender or any other category of domination".
The story is based on a minor empire within the expansive (25 world) Galactic Empire, known as Great Yamato Empire, located on a minor backwater world.
The subdivisions's location in a then-rural setting view with its expansive views made the suburb attractive for retiring farmers.
There was no significant Congressional opposition to this expansive use of the Antiquities Act in Arizona and Alaska - perhaps in part because Arizona and Alaska were then only territories without representation in Congress.
This production mixed both Wilson's minimalist (yet constantly moving) stage designs with technological effects to bring out the play's expansive potential. Furthermore they utilized state-of-the-art microphones, sound systems, and recorded acoustic and electronic music to bring clarity to the complex and shifting action and dialogue.
This relationship would expand into a very lucrative and expansive drug trafficking network, eventually covering 21 states throughout the United States.
When East Campus opened, students appreciated its expansive suite space, commanding views, and spacious townhouses, which were a relieving contrast to cramped conditions in much of the rest of the university's housing.
Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
While the Clayton’s were natives of Kent County, Delaware, Rachael McCleary was the niece and adopted daughter of Richard Bassett, the aristocratic heir to the expansive Bohemia Manor estates.
With large trees, expansive grassy fields, woods, a stream, and a small holding pond, the campus resembles a park.
Yang Chengfu is known for having "smoothed" out the somewhat more vigorous training routine he learned from his family as well as emphasising a "large frame" or "Da Jia (大架)" with expansive movements in stepping and using large circular motions with the arms.

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