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spread across or over

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When a door, at length, closed upon her, my glance sought instinctively and eagerly the countenance of the brother--but he had buried his face in his hands, and I could only perceive that a far more than ordinary wanness had overspread the emaciated fingers through which trickled many passionate tears.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones--in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around-- above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do.
The first thing he saw was the old man sitting in his arm-chair in his usual place, but his eyes expressed alarm, which was confirmed by the pallor which overspread his features.
It had been D'Artagnan's practice, ever since the riots, to sleep in the same room as Porthos, and on this eventful morning he was still there, sleeping, and dreaming that a yellow cloud had overspread the sky and was raining gold pieces into his hat, which he held out till it was overflowing with pistoles.
At least 11 people died and 5,664 were hospitalized over just past week as a sudden heatwave overspread across all parts of Japan, APA reports citing the Japanese Fire and Disaster Agency.
It is interesting to compare this quote with John O'Sullivan's use of the term manifest destiny: "And that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us." See John O'Sullivan, "The True Title," New York Morning News, December 27, 1845.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones--in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around--above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
The pathophysiology, aetiology and laboratory investigations of various illnesses are overspread to correlate the basic fundamental knowledge of human body and disease process.
In the Summer of 1846 a spirit of dissatisfaction and discontent overspread the minds of many of the young folks in the society, and faith in the Shaker religion had lessened.
Burke himself wrote about the fall of Rome with a Gibbon-esque flourish: "Tumult, anarchy, confusion overspread the face of Europe, and an obscurity rests upon the transactions of that time, which suffers us to discover nothing but its extreme barbarity."
In Joseph's garden they threw by The riv'n Vine, leafless, lifeless, dry: On Easter morn the Tree was forth, In forty days reach'd Heaven from earth; Soon the whole world is overspread: Ye weary, come into the shade.
He wrote, "On the square ground-glass plate before our eyes [in the plateholder] the moon's image gradually crept up from one corner until it had overspread the glass completely.