Definition of 'expanse'
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Solar highways use the vast expanse of quiet roads that are exposed to sunlight most of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Add in the vast expanses and icebergs of the Arctic and you have a mix of landscapes that few countries can compete with. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is such an expanse of sky the light is just stunning. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Large expanses of wall and items of furniture are getting a sunshine makeover. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The vast expanse of content here is the true selling point. The Sun (2014) Large expanses of different planets are your playground of destruction. The Sun (2014)That still leaves a vast expanse of ocean unprotected. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Green is such a powerful hue that vast expanses might feel overwhelming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The hotel is up the hill from the pier and looks out on a wide expanse of clifftop grass. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Around the large expanse of lawn is a perimeter walk with regular lookout points over the park and the river. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Outside, a perfect expanse of grass stretches from fence to fence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The end goal is a three-bedroom home with straw bale walls and wide expanses of glass. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Elephants' footsteps stretch along an expanse of sandy beach then disappear into thick forest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The better the view of hills and expanses of sky, the more you pay. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is noticeable across the widest expanse of office floor, and not in a remotely endearing way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Huge monochrome landscapes that portray the stretching expanses of the sea that sweeps up the north Norfolk coast. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We discovered that each of us guarded large, unexplored expanses of feelings toward all kinds of things. Christianity Today (2000)One could excuse them by saying that amidst the vast expanse of the Pacific they did not notice the discrepancy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Eight ships and ten aircraft from six countries are sweeping a vast expanse of the sea in the search for MH370. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The key to a visit is getting your timing right; at high tide the wide expanse of flat sand all but disappears. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This grass is most effective planted in blocks or large expanses - and is particularly successful in combination with one or two other plants. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I love that sense of an endless expanse of sea, so restful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It offers bundles of content in a massive expanse of land, with easy-to-use social features. The Sun (2014)It's a mean, desert expanse of land. Times, Sunday Times (2013)During the week the wide expanse of sand stays relatively quiet and the western end is ideal for families, while the east has more waves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a park landscape, dotted with fir trees and a wide expanse of open, green space in the foreground. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'expanse'
British English: expanse NOUN
An expanse of something, usually sea, sky, or land, is a very large amount of it.
...a vast expanse of grassland.
Definition of expanse from the Collins English Dictionary
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