- n a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed
- n a friendly open trait of a talkative person
- With Viet Nam, the consensus and the expansiveness collapsed.
- What he appears to have found most attractive is the prayer's expansiveness.
- No less quirkish and studied than his earlier films, this one has an expansiveness, a rowdiness and emotional generosity, that flows directly from its ribald antihero.
- Bob Arum in Wall Street Journal
There's an expansiveness about Texas,Mr. Arum told me, "and this stadium has captured it."
- Charlie Crist in Independent
The expansiveness of it is just incredible,Governor Crist said after viewing the slick from the air for the second time. "It just continues to grow. That's very distressing. We're just trying to do everything we can to protect our state."
- Billy Collins in Concord Monitor
In the WashingtonPost, the poet Billy Collins called the book "a welcome and needed reminder of the expansiveness and weight of this poet's output (and) an opportunity to enjoy the delightful variety of his work and the sheer charm of his voice."