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extending over a large area from side to side

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of full measure; not narrow or restricted

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having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other

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(used of eyes) fully open or extended

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very large in expanse or scope

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great in degree

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having ample fabric

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not on target

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far from the intended target

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to or over a great extent or range

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He stood and listened, and gazed for a long while--there was really something on the road coming towards him then, but he caught no sign of it; and the stillness and the wide trackless snow seemed to narrow his solitude, and touched his yearning with the chill of despair.
Another part in Squadrons and gross Bands, On bold adventure to discover wide That dismal world, if any Clime perhaps Might yeild them easier habitation, bend Four ways thir flying March, along the Banks Of four infernal Rivers that disgorge Into the burning Lake thir baleful streams; Abhorred STYX the flood of deadly hate, Sad ACHERON of sorrow, black and deep; COCYTUS, nam'd of lamentation loud Heard on the ruful stream; fierce PHLEGETON Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
The third rose nearly two hundred feet into the air above a clump of underwood--a giant of a vegetable, with a red column as big as a cottage, and a wide shadow around in which a company could have manoeuvred.
Oh, go with me,' said the man; 'if we four are together we shall easily travel through the wide world.
It was not until he reached the back of a hut at the head of the wide village street that Korak caught again, plainly, the scent of Meriem.
I climbed the topmost summit, And my gaze swept far and wide For the garden roof where my brother stood, And I fancied that he sighed: My brother serves as a soldier With his comrades night and day; But my brother is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far away.
Spread wide your leaves, that he may choose The flower he deems most fair.
The recent rencontre showed them that they were now in a land of danger, subject to the wide roamings of a predacious tribe; nor, in fact, had they gone many miles before they beheld sights calculated to inspire anxiety and alarm.
The thing that seemed to have impressed him most was my remarkable agility, and time and again he described the wondrous way in which I had leaped completely over an antagonist, cleaving his skull wide open with my long-sword as I passed above him.
It is as crooked as any brook, and only from one-quarter to two-thirds as wide as the Mississippi.
At length, branching off from Solomon's Great Road, we came to the wide fosse surrounding the kraal, which is at least a mile round, and fenced with a strong palisade of piles formed of the trunks of trees.
The count jumped up and, swaying from side to side, spread his arms wide and threw them round the little girl who had run in.
The latter's eyes went wide, and his attitude turned at once to one of deference.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
The Swift One dared a wide leap between trees that was too much for me.