from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of expatiate.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Counselor Barnett expatiates on the evils of that other word processing program:


  • But the stint ended on a sour note as the Russian partners sought more authority and a reduction in the number of expatiates, mostly former BP employees, who had generous pay packages.

    BP's point man tries to polish tarnished image

  • All that could have been a blind, as Mr. Pearce expatiates at length, but it is a bold step to be certain that appearances deceive us.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Limbaugh's show — where Dick Cheney frequently expatiates — has become the voice of the Republican establishment.

    Poor Joe

  • But I don't think that any of these towns have many expatiates ....

    Help finding our ideal place in Mexico

  • After Prof. Peterson expatiates on the attempts of the African-American family, outlawed under slavery, to assimilate itself to bourgeois and patriarchal norms, she hails the advent of "brave new families" that are "indifferent to traditional concepts of blood, nuclear structures, and lineage" and are "the result of resourceful and creative action."

    Defining Definitions Down

  • Meslier expatiates with an impiety absolutely monstrous on these pretended contradictions, as they struck him, for which, however, he might easily have found an explanation, had he possessed only a small portion of docility.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Thus while on the one, and perhaps the better-known, side of the picture human intellect in Renaissance literature enthusiastically expatiates over the realms of knowledge and unveils the mysteries of the universe, on the other it is beset by puzzling doubts and a profound mistrust of its own powers.» p 1666

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Limbaugh's show—where Dick Cheney frequently expatiates—has become the voice of the Republican establishment.

    Extreme Politics

  • “Never mind, come along,” says Clive; and the two lads disappear together, leaving the three grown gentlemen to discourse together, or rather two of us to listen to Honeyman, who expatiates upon the beauty of the weather, the difficulties of the clerical calling, the honour Colonel Newcome does him by a visit, etc., with his usual eloquence.

    The Newcomes


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.