expounding expounding  /ɪk ˈspaʊn dɪŋ/


  • (n) a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic


  1. Whether expounding on the laws of cause and effect, or the god Ganesha's birthday, the snowy-bearded Baba sits in the same leopard-skin print chair; only his headgear changes color.
  2. In an interview with PTI earlier this year, he spent far more time expounding on his favorite fried-rice recipe than detailing just how he would tackle rising prices of the grain.
  3. I was expounding my theory that this is the party-free Davos to a colleague from The Economist, who then dismayed me by producing a vast folder of party invitations.


  • Now, the NCAA can't even spell "College"

    This is the best kind of spelling error. There’s no point even expounding on how much the NCAA is struggling these days. Their enforcement mechanisms are ineffective, the attempted recruiting deregulations were an abject failure, and pretty much everybody seems to hate president Mark Emmert.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. Romney's camp "sought to add context," saying Romney "did not intend to praise Hezbollah but was simply expounding on a proposal he made in April for a second Marshall Plan" to strengthen the "democratic underpinnings" in places...
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: MSNBC

  2. "It's a pretty close call. I think we have to wait a few more days and see where the situation's going to take us before I get overly into expounding on it," Tracy said. "We still don't know the 25 we are going into the season with and we...
    on Mar 24, 2006 By: Jim Tracy Source: MLB.com

  3. "We hear the celestial voice of compassion expounding Buddha's four noble truths to mortals," is how Peter Sellars describes the love duet from Tristan und Isolde in a programme note for his new production of Wagner's masterpiece.
    on Apr 19, 2005 By: Peter Sellars Source: guardian.co.uk

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