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The introductory courses are meant to add to breadth rather than depth of understanding.
  the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
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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
  • Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.
    Genesis 13:17 (NIV)
  • He was tall and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

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  • Though his voice is cool and flat as a legionnaire’s, he doesn’t have the breadth and height of a Martial.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Only his height and breadth made her think he was a man at all.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I continue to underestimate the breadth of your ignorance.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The room was so full of books there wasn’t more than a palm’s breadth of wall visible in the entire room.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Celaena threw her dagger, and the blade clanged as it landed a hair’s breadth from the one she’d already embedded in the bull’s-eye.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • In his regulation dress uniform shoes he was about six feet five and the breadth of his shoulders filled the doorway.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • The bulk of the rampart holds her in its breadth.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach….
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Then I turned my attention to the mosquito bites, which were legion over the length and breadth of my body.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Whether this mass extermination of the Jews was necessary or not was something on which I could not allow myself to form an opinion, for I lacked the necessary breadth of view.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Lady Annabelle had split one of her husband’s shirts down the back to accommodate the breadth of Jamie’s shoulders and the thickness of the bandage across them.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I remember Julian’s map, the breadth of the greater world beyond our country.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Their boards barely a hand’s breadth above the housetops, the patterns of shingles passed underneath hypnotically.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In breadth it looked to be no more than two or three furlongs at the widest point.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • He tried to get away from them, but they would not for an instant let his shoulder move a hair’s breadth.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For the breadth of a river we stared without speaking.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Heathcliff measured the height and breadth of the speaker with an eye full of derision.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It missed by a finger’s breadth and hissed into darkness.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He was a dark man altogether, with good eyes and a good bold breadth between them.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It continued to swear with that breadth and variety that distinguishes the swearing of a cultivated man.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • So tall was he that his hat actually brushed the cross bar of the doorway, and his breadth seemed to span it across from side to side.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • So close and yet so far, she felt as though she were in a dream; there, but not there, within a hair’s breadth but not reaching it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • That night the Mother of the Spirits walked the length and breadth of the clan, weeping for her murdered son.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • A hoof missed my brother’s foot by a hair’s breadth.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Not even the million square feet of open plaza between the museum wings could challenge the majesty of the facade’s breadth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • My physical limitations are forgotten—my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The sum is, that at particular seasons within that breadth and along that path, migrating whales may with great confidence be looked for.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Barrymore’s only indication had been that the stranger lived in one of these abandoned huts, and many hundreds of them are scattered throughout the length and breadth of the moor.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He was taller than she was by almost a hand’s breadth.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • … He was running at my side, out of breadth, at the end of his strength, at his wit’s end.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • It seemed that before today he had never really understood the breadth of his responsibility to the Overlook.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The sun was no more than a finger’s breadth above the horizon when a runner arrived at the tent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The leaves’ appetite for the sun, as testified by their abundance, their breadth and their super-chlorophyll greenness, made me suspect that the trees had primarily an energy-gathering function.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I told you to take that loping miscreant under the line of white point; now, if your bullet went a hair’s breadth it went two inches above it.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • [2] The crossing of the breadth of the round of burning sand, on the way inward toward the next circle.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The simple pile of chains on a ship of a hundred guns is four feet high, twenty feet in breadth, and eight feet in depth.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’Nor, having only length, breadth, and thickness, can a cube have a real existence.’
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • I thought to have got to her; but there being an inlet of water of about half a mile’s breadth between it and me, I returned again towards the ship, as hoping to find something for my more immediate subsistence.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Why, you used to reproach me with breadth!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I knew I could not match him and Danny in, the breadth of their knowledge, but I wondered if I might not be able to keep up with them in terms of depth.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • When their fingernails had scratched at the wood and in some cases were nailed into it by the sheer force of desperation, their spirits came toward me, into my arms, and we climbed out of those shower facilities, onto the roof and up, into eternity’s certain breadth.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It is a picturesque expanse, framed in lofty crags in large strata, encrusted with white salt—a superb sheet of water, which was formerly of larger extent than now, its shores having encroached with the lapse of time, and thus at once reduced its breadth and increased its depth.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
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