Definitions

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  • adj. Of things that are growing wider.
  • adj. Of things that are separate, with increasing separation.
  • n. The action of the verb widen.
  • v. Present participle of widen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
  • n. an increase in width
  • n. the act of making something wider

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Examples

  • Democratic politicians like to decry what they describe as a widening economic gap in the nation.

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  • Graduate student Reginald Terry noted what he called a widening gap between historically black private schools such as VUU and

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  • Take satisfaction in widening your comfort zone, the opportunity to learn, and the progress toward your goals.

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  • Moving outward from obscure Mari through her shifting circle of friends, Murakami takes in widening perimeters of a nocturnal urban habitat.

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  • Over the decades, Germans have assigned responsibility for Nazi horrors in widening circles — first the leadership was faulted, then all party members, later the full German army.

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  • Espen Eichhoefer for The Wall Street Journal Over the decades, Germans have assigned responsibility for Nazi horrors in widening circles — first faulting the leadership, then all party members, later the full German army.

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  • For the people who can make it work as intended, such as BlogHer, it succeeds in widening search results for your own writing or for the writing of a whole network of women.

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  • You have great skill in widening your cast of characters and keeping Molly interesting.

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  • Partly free nations, where church influence might be most effective in widening the limited civic space already open to indigenous Christians and other citizens, received the least attention.

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  • A human being so largely and kindly planned moves always in widening rings of irony.

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