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breadth
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Bleak House
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  • She can open it on occasion and be busy and fluttered, but it is shut up now and lies on the breadth of Mrs. Rouncewell’s iron-bound bosom in a majestic sleep.
  • The adjacent low-lying ground for half a mile in breadth is a stagnant river with melancholy trees for islands in it and a surface punctured all over, all day long, with falling rain.
  • Do his words disclose the length, breadth, depth, of his object and suspicion in coming here; or if not, what do they hide?
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn’s thoughts take such form as he looks at her, with his ragged grey eyebrows a hair’s breadth more contracted than usual under her gaze.
  • Mr. Bucket, in the foremost emblazoned carriage, uses his two fat forefingers to hold the lattice a hair’s breadth open while he looks.

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  • The introductory courses are meant to add to breadth rather than depth of understanding.
  • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject

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