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Definition explain or discuss in detail
  • You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
expound = discuss in detail
  • The Federal Reserve Chairman will expound on the inflation outlook.
  • expound = discuss in detail
  • 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
  • expounded = explained in detail
  • 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
  • expounding = discussing or explaining details
  • 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
  • expound = explain or discuss in detail
  • Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  Federalist Papers
  • 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
  • "Because—" But it was no moment to expound the personal nature of love.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • That tonne-for-tonne deal— Prof had expounded it Earthside, had been argument for a Terran catapult.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He expounded on the lack of morality in the young, the dearth of organized religion in the home, the school, the workplace.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • 'He glanced up at me, as if not sure whether or not he wanted to expound on this.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Expound the latest theories!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Judges cannot be too separate from every other avocation than that of expounding the laws.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The allegation, which was untrue, irritated the detectives into expounding very convincing denials.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • 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
  • Maggie's mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • 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

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