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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail.

Usage examples (34)
  • Verb (used without object), : to expatiate upon a theme
  • He merely cites one passage — no more, no less — and declares the book dead, without even casual expatiation.
  • Since July 1, 1898, expatiation on the cowardice and lack of skill of the Spanish soldier has ceased to be a profitable literary occupation.
  • So I recall this: the story of the violin music being told and Granddad plunging into the midst of the tale with an expatiation on Paganini. for more
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