Definitions

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  • n. breadth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Distended.
  • n. Breadth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Spread; distended.
  • n. Breadth.

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Examples

  • Plerique medici uno complexu perstringunt hos duos morbos, quod ex eadem causa oriantur, quodque magnitudine et modo solum distent, et alter gradus ad alterum existat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • All ears and eyes were distent sic with expectation.

    The Biblicals

  • Nam & in Caira, altissima montis cacumina niuibus semper candentia esse perhibentur: & in Beragua quidem similiter, sed 5000 passuum in coelum elata, quæ niuibus nunquam liberentur, cum tamen partibus tantum decem ab æquatore distent.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Nam & in Caira, altissima montis cacumina niuibus semper candentia esse perhibentur: & in Beragua quidem similiter, sed 5000 passuum in coelum elata, qu� niuibus nunquam liberentur, cum tamen partibus tantum decem ab 鎞uatore distent.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Luck compares _Met_ XIV 465 'admonitu quamquam luctus renouentur amari' and _Met_ XV 244-45 '_quae_ [_sc_ elementa] _quamquam_ spatio distent, tamen omnia fiunt/ex ipsis'; in the first passage a few manuscripts and in the second the majority offer the indicative.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • For a week after the headlands of Tarifa and Spartel have sunk under the eastern horizon, the vessel is kept every day upon her course, -- her top-gallant and studding sails all distent with the wind blowing freely from over Biscay.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Deus uero a deo nullo differt, ne uel accidentibus uel substantialibus differentiis in subiecto positis distent.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • * Solet autem etiam quaeri schismatici quid ab haereticis distent, et hoc inveniri quod schismaticos non fides diversa faciat sed communionis disrupta societas.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • It made such a roll of paper that the goldfinch's nest looked as though it were distent with a sort of misshapen ostrich egg.

    Aftermath

  • Hero to sale for distent shores, there asisted by that balm time and change, there assuage his grefe.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

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