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breadth
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
  • But this time I mean to outdo him in breadth of intention.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (88% in)
  • ...upon by exquisite wedded affection such as would be bestowed by an accomplished creature who venerated his high musings and momentous labors and would never interfere with them; who would create order in the home and accounts with still magic, yet keep her fingers ready to touch the lute and transform life into romance at any moment; who was instructed to the true womanly limit and not a hair's-breadth beyond—docile, therefore, and ready to carry out behests which came from that limit.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (29% in)
  • It was a time, according to a noticeable article in the "Pioneer," when the crying needs of the country might well counteract a reluctance to public action on the part of men whose minds had from long experience acquired breadth as well as concentration, decision of judgment as well as tolerance, dispassionateness as well as energy—in fact, all those qualities which in the melancholy experience of mankind have been the least disposed to share lodgings.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (33% in)
  • Our good depends on the quality and breadth of our emotion; and to Will, a creature who cared little for what are called the solid things of life and greatly for its subtler influences, to have within him such a feeling as he had towards Dorothea, was like the inheritance of a fortune.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (38% in)

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  • What breadths of experience Dorothea seemed to have passed over since she first looked at this miniature!
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (52% in)

There are no more uses of "breadth" in Middlemarch.

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