L.A. is a big, sprawling city with not a lot of glue that holds it together.
A shot rang out as Brinsley took his own life, sprawling with the gun at his side.
Events are held on the sprawling grounds of the Diggi Palace, under great Mughal-style tents decorated with colorful streamers.
By bike, car, or foot, you can take in what feels like a picturesque village addendum to the sprawling metropolis across the Bay.
The sum total is a sprawling, mosaic portrait of the nation.
Every facet of the sprawling IC operation was being checked.
"Ouch," Grunty howled, as his mother sent him sprawling once more.
A priest leaped for him, but Craig shot a foot out and sent him sprawling.
Each couch in the smoking-room had its load of sprawling figures.
One of the horses rose up on his hind feet and struck the darkey with his front feet and sent him sprawling on the ground.
Old English spreawlian "move convulsively," with cognates in the Scandinavian languages and North Frisian spraweli, probably ultimately from PIE root *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Meaning "to spread or stretch in a careless manner" is attested from 1540s; of things, from 1745. Related: Sprawled; sprawling.
1719, from sprawl (v.); meaning "straggling expansion of built-up districts into surrounding countryside" is from 1955.
Spreading overdevelopment of urban areas:The state can put the brakes on senseless sprawl (1980s+)