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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of broaden.


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  • Of course all that happened before her horizon had "broadened" -- before she encountered a truly distinguished person like Ridgeley Holman Dobson.


  • The definition has been broadened, which is why it's hard to know if there's really been an explosion.

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  • Whereas a so-called broadened mandate was never officially endorsed by a plenary meeting of the UNHRC, neither in the form proposed by Justice Goldstone nor in the form proposed by Ambassador Uhomoibhi;

  • As the age wore on, Darwinian terms broadened into biomedical terminology applied as metaphor to language.

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  • In the animated films, we saw a lot of action with Abe there, and a lot of time punching people and slugging vampires and screaming a lot and things that you didn't see Abe do in the first movie, so that kind of broadened the world of Abe Sapien to me a lot.

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  • Meanwhile, the White House has "broadened" its court search, says a senior official, a sign that Clinton is unhappy with the current list.

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  • It started off with stay the course, and then it kind of broadened to this broader war on terror.

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  • He said BA had achieved its original aim of cutting 1,700 cabin crew jobs, but had since "broadened" the dispute.


  • While presenting them, he works to help his students develop the kind of broadened approach he's cultivated through his work with the consortium.

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  • "It got me more set on a path more mission work than just being settled down in a church - it just kind of broadened my horizons and showed me that there was so much more out there."

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