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Synonyms for span

extend over


extend across


Synonyms for span

the measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree

the period during which someone or something exists

a specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

a limited or specific period of time during which something happens, lasts, or extends

Synonyms for span

the complete duration of something

the distance or interval between two points

Related Words

a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

the act of sitting or standing astride

to cover or extend over an area or time period

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When at last we were all assembled, waiting for dinner to be announced, I reflected, while I chatted with the woman I had been asked to "take in," that civilised man practises a strange ingenuity in wasting on tedious exercises the brief spanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspan>>>>>>>>> of his life.
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But twice in her life she had left the Cheniere Caminada, and then for the briefest spanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspan>>>>>>>>>.
Noting the dramatic differences in life spanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspanspan>>>>>>>>> among various animals--a mouse may last for 2 years while a bat can live for half a century--Kenyon has become convinced that longevity has evolved in animals many times.