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- v. Present participle of sprawl.
- adj. That sprawls
- adj. Expansive; extensive
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- adj. spreading out in different directions
- n. an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
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International soccer authorities and law enforcement officials are struggling to combat rampant match-fixing by what they describe as sprawling networks of organized crime, a problem that has plagued the sport for decades but appears to have intensified recently.
International soccer authorities and law enforcement officials are struggling to combat rampant game fixing by what they describe as sprawling networks of organized crime, a problem that has plagued the sport for decades but appears to have intensified recently.
Nowlan has adopted the picaresque narrative, usually to be found in sprawling tales spread out in both time and space, to create a more foreshortened, more intensely realized, indeed more "concentrated" work of fiction that would not have the same impact had it been "shaped" in some other way, had it instead come in the form of a conventional "well-made story" employing the contemporary default mode of "psychological realism."
We'll be inducing a commute from Puyallup, meaning that we'll make it easier and cheaper to live there, which then drives development of cheap housing, which then drives up the population in sprawling areas.
So began a message-board discussion on the website of Men's Health magazine, with debate on the all-powerful clothing label sprawling over several pages.
Here is a dated but thoroughly delightful article about maintaining continuity in sprawling, multiple-creator-written series.
Most of us live in sprawling chaotic cities that have expanded monstrously in the last decades, without anything resembling urban planning.
Erase for a moment the images of Nigeria that may come to your mind — of burning garbage dumps in sprawling Lagos or unemployed young men brandishing jerry cans in the Niger Delta.
If he never quite succeeded in sprawling across the global scene, he certainly rode high on his bull.
In all three of these works, he shows the same interest in sprawling worlds, fantasy creatures, endearing characters, large-scale battles, and grrrl power.