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  • You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
  • The Federal Reserve Chairman will expound on the inflation outlook.
  • Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  Federalist Papers
  • "Because—" But it was no moment to expound the personal nature of love.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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  • I then expounded to Miss Mills what I had endeavoured, so very unsuccessfully, to expound to Dora.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Expound unto me, boy.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry V
  • I’m not of his persuasion now, but he’s a good man, and he’ll expound as well as any parson I know.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • Atticus was expounding upon farm problems when Walter interrupted to ask if there was any molasses in the house.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Several nights a week, after Mr. Jones was asleep, they held secret meetings in the barn and expounded the principles of Animalism to the others.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified—have tortured—have destroyed me. Yet I will not attempt to expound them.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat

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  • I stared up at Mama, wondering if she would ever know what we had done, then joined the boys who were sitting listlessly around the fire absently listening to T.J. "See, fellows, there’s a system to getting out of work," T.J. was expounding as I sat down.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • I also was greatly taken by Mrs. Zimmerman’s overview of her establishment, which she expounded as she led me around the premises.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This is the only one of his latest ideas I can trust myself to expound, at the moment.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Sandringham grew expansive over Colum’s Rhenish wine, and talked volubly, expounding equally upon the horrors of travel in the Highlands and the beauties of the countryside.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Light a cigar and let me expound.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • "Of a truth, friend, that matter remaineth a riddle; and the Daniel who shall expound it is yet a-wanting," answered the townsman.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She would expound what Ah felt.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The allegation, which was untrue, irritated the detectives into expounding very convincing denials.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • My father was telling them anecdotes and expounding his own views on the situation.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • possibly in view of considerations like those I have been expounding.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then he begins to expound just whereabouts in France the breakthrough must come, and turns to me: "Now, shove ahead a bit out there with your everlasting trench warfare—Smash through the johnnies and then there will be peace."
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I understand not your allusions about lines and angles; and I leave expounding to those who have been called and set apart for that holy office.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It was plain that Armfeldt had thought out that plan long ago and now expounded it not so much to answer the questions put—which, in fact, his plan did not answer—as to avail himself of the opportunity to air it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells [1898] I The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Mr. Wopsle struck in upon that; as one who knew all about relationships, having professional occasion to bear in mind what female relations a man might not marry; and expounded the ties between me and Joe.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He could expound on nearly any subject in class until the teacher had to ask him to stop, and if he’d ever made less than a hundred on a test, I wasn’t aware of it.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Thibault had learned long ago that once Victor started on a topic, he would continue to expound on it until he was satisfied he’d made his point.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • In the evening, his best friend, Archdeacon Hay, the Anglican pastor who lived on the other side of the hill, would come over and sit on Donald’s veranda, and together they would expound on the problems of Jamaica.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Should not a magistrate be not merely the best administrator of the law, but the most crafty expounder of the chicanery of his profession, a steel probe to search hearts, a touchstone to try the gold which in each soul is mingled with more or less of alloy?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Faith, nothing; but has left me here behind to expound the meaning or moral of his signs and tokens.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Some make fun of it, some overpraise, and nearly all insist that I had a deep theory to expound, when I only wrote it for the pleasure and the money.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The danger, if any, I expounded, was from our proximity to a great human passion let loose.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And this way have you well expounded it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • The day I expounded this theory to Captain Nemo, he answered me coldly: "The earth doesn’t need new continents, but new men!"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "I’m sorry to hear you’re under the weather," said Hermione, talking firmly over the little wizard and he tried to expound upon his problems; it was essential to stop him from reaching the street.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In their confusion and fear, these doubters now seemed to be turning to the only other explanation available to them: the one that Harry and Dumbledore had been expounding since the previous year.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Defarge was produced, when the court was quiet enough to admit of his being heard, and rapidly expounded the story of the imprisonment, and of his having been a mere boy in the Doctor’s service, and of the release, and of the state of the prisoner when released and delivered to him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It’s what Franklin does so well, Tom muses, as he listens to the polished student expound.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • There was no reason to feel more revulsion than usual, she thought; he had merely uttered the things which were preached, heard and accepted everywhere; but this creed was usually expounded in the third person, and Jim had had the open effrontery to expound it in the first.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He was merely expounding the Biblical doctrine of salvation and damnation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • And therefore this distinction, in the sense wherein it useth to be expounded, is not right.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Almost impassive, she submitted to his argument and expounding.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • And thus he went on, expounding his opinions generally and his personal likings, until Justin came to fetch him for a mulled egg that was wanted.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But my steward has expounded to you the cause of my seeming discourtesy.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I’m not of his persuasion now, but he’s a good man, and he’ll expound as well as any parson I know.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • I am devoted to Odette, but really—to expound theories of aesthetic to her—the man must be a prize idiot.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • His project, as he went on to expound, was to withdraw from the round of idle pleasures such as form the chief business of sir Fopling Popinjay and sir Milksop Quidnunc in town and to devote himself to the noblest task for which our bodily organism has been framed.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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