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Definition of "expansiveness" [expansiveness]

  • The state of being expansive (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "expansiveness" in a sentence
  • "We know also that this last state is characterized by a high degree of expansiveness, which is also the outstanding property of heat."
  • "Gibbons draws a viable enough distinction between the intricate formalism of Perec's fiction and the "expansiveness" of Pynchon, Wallace, and Vollmann (whose work might be more accurately characterized by what Tom LeClair has called the "art of excess"), but I wonder about the utility of of attributing these differences to national or geographical qualities -- "commensurate with the open spaces and endless distances of our continent.""
  • "That expansiveness which is the essence of the poetic element, they have not."