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1. widening

noun. ['ˈwaɪdənɪŋ'] the act of making something wider.

Synonyms

  • change of shape

Antonyms

  • good fortune
  • bad luck

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Rhymes with Widening

  • abandoning
  • abstaining
  • abstaining
  • adjoining
  • adjourning
  • adorning
  • affining
  • airconditioning
  • aligning
  • amounting
  • apportioning
  • ascertaining
  • assigning
  • attaining
  • auctioning
  • auditioning
  • awakening
  • awning
  • banning
  • beginning

Sentences with widening


1. Noun, singular or mass
For instance, a cap-sleeve style that brushes your shoulders has a subtle widening effect.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Insert a pointed trowel into the crack and scrape downward to remove more loose pieces without widening the crack.

Quotes about widening


1. I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

2. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom - it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations - but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
- James Wolcott

3. Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.
- W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

2. widening

noun. ['ˈwaɪdənɪŋ'] a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park.

Synonyms

  • part
  • road
  • turnout
  • route

Antonyms

  • good luck
  • success
  • outside
  • inside

3. widening

noun. ['ˈwaɪdənɪŋ'] an increase in width.

Synonyms

  • growth
  • broadening
  • increase

Antonyms

  • narrowing
  • decrement
  • middle
  • end
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