Definitions

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  • adverb Sprawling.

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  • adjective sprawling

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Examples

  • I saw Rowbotham pinned under a fallen horse only a few yards away; Cheeseman, his face a bloody mask, was stretched supine beside him, his limbs asprawl; Ilderim, with his left arm dangling, was half-up on one knee, clutching at my stirrup.

    Fiancée

  • Wheeler himself was down on one knee, supporting the fat babu, who was wailing with a shattered leg; the frail civilian was lying asprawl, his cricket cap gone and his head just a squashed red mess.

    Fiancée

  • They certainly looked it, limbs casually asprawl, faces slack and glowing in the firelight.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Two of them jostle in the air and come down twisted and asprawl.

    Underworld

  • Two of them jostle in the air and come down twisted and asprawl.

    Underworld

  • Two of them jostle in the air and come down twisted and asprawl.

    Underworld

  • He even put an arm lightly about the small of her back before a sailor-and-girl pitched into them from behind, sorely treading his left big toe and knocking Magda asprawl with them.

    The Worst Years of Your Life

  • All of asprawl he was laying too amengst the poppies and, I can tell you something more than that, drear writer, profoundly as you may bedeave to it, he was oscasleep asleep.

    Finnegans Wake

  • I look at how women sit all asprawl and think, "grow up, sit up and put those knees together!"

    Comportment

  • And opposite to him his mutinous son was sitting asprawl in a chair, smoking a cheap cigarette with an exceptionally heavy scowl; a lively picture of youthful impiety.

    The Complete Father Brown

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  • What a great word.

    March 11, 2008