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Sample sentences for the GRE study word expatiate

expatiate can be used as a verb

1.New rub'd with Baume, expatiate and confe. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.At large expatiate o'er the ranker mea. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.New-nibb'd with balm, expatiate and confe. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.I will not reason here--nor will I stop for YOU to expatiate on the absurdity, and the worse than absurdity, of scrupling to engage my faith where my honour was already bound. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
6."Do you enjoy talking Do you like to explain and expatiate When out with others do you furnish your share of the conversation or a little more" were the questions we put to him. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
7.Whenever the Dodger or Charley Bates came home at night, empty-handed, he would expatiate with great vehemence on the misery of idle and lazy habits and would enforce upon them the necessity of an active life, by sending them supperless to bed. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.And so it came to pass, that the bird, while out one day, met a fellow bird, to whom he boastfully expatiated on the excellence of his household arrangements. - from Grimms' Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
9.His mother is angry at her loss of precedence among other women she is disgusted at her husband's selfishness, and she expatiates to her son on the unmanliness and indolence of his father. - from The Republic by Plato
10.Like to the lark, That warbling in the air expatiates long, Then, trilling out his last sweet melody, Drops satiate with the sweetness such appear'd That image stampt by the' everlasting pleasure, Which fashions like itself all lovely things. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri Laffemas, whom he never ceased to designate, during his account, by the title of the "cardinal's executioner," and expatiated at great length upon the Bastille, the bolts, the wickets, the dungeons, the gratings, the instruments of torture. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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