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To expand in wordy thanks would be like saying, "I am honest.
This struck the Unworthy Man on the head and set him rubbing that bruised organ vigorously with one hand while vainly attempting to expand an umbrella with the other.
He may bubble with wit, or expand with good fellowship.
They generally prefer running against the wind; yet at the first start they expand their wings, and like a vessel make all sail.
It was remarked that this bird did not expand its wings, when first starting at full speed, after the manner of the northern kind.
Yet it has its law to which it thunders obedience when it should as surely as the buds expand in the spring.
Who knows what the human body would expand and flow out to under a more genial heaven?
You may have known your neighbor yesterday for a thief, a drunkard, or a sensualist, and merely pitied or despised him, and despaired of the world; but the sun shines bright and warm this first spring morning, recreating the world, and you meet him at some serene work, and see how it is exhausted and debauched veins expand with still joy and bless the new day, feel the spring influence with the innocence of infancy, and all his faults are forgotten.
New hopes are in their arms and legs, their hearts expand.
Down there," he said, "is Rosa, watching like myself, and waiting from minute to minute; down there, under Rosa's eyes, is the mysterious flower, which lives, which expands, which opens, perhaps Rosa holds in this moment the stem of the tulip between her delicate fingers.
operator of the franchised business "Cartridge World" in Chicago, was awarded a $50,000 grant to expand its retail operations to include accepting obsolete electronic equipment for recycling.
Bell Atlantic and GTE, which merged to become Verizon in June 2000, agreed to expand local calling areas between contiguous telephone exchanges after the completion of their merger.