Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of enlarge

Etymologies

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enlarge + -est

Examples

  • O eternal and most gracious God, who, though thou beest ever infinite, yet enlargest thyself by the number of our prayers, and takest our often petitions to thee to be an addition to thy glory and thy greatness, as ever upon all occasions, so now, O my God, I come to thy majesty with two prayers, two supplications.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

  • O blessed health! cried my father, making an exclamation, as he turned over the leaves to the next chapter, thou art before all gold and treasure; ’tis thou who enlargest the soul, — and openest all its powers to receive instruction and to relish virtue. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • God is the chief good, and supplies all need (De 10: 9). portion of mine inheritance and of my cup -- may contain an allusion to the daily supply of food, and also to the inheritance of Levi (De 18: 1, maintainest -- or, drawest out my lot -- enlargest it.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 110 ILLUSTRATIONS thou art above all gold and treasure; 't is thou who enlargest the soul, — and openest all its powers to receive instruction, and to relish virtue. —

    Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses

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