Origin of expanse
Examples from the Web for expanses
He was “overwhelmed by the feeling” that “the Suffolk expanses” had “shrunk once and for all to a single, blind, insensate spot.”Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius|Edward Platt|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Palma seems to have had no other aim than to fill his canvases with expanses of fair flesh and yellow hair.
By the time these forms have thickened, the expanses of daffodil will have become a mass of bluebells.Picture and Text|Henry James
The grey plains are therefore not expanses of water now, nor were they in time past.Are the Planets Inhabited?|E. Walter Maunder
British Dictionary definitions for expanses
Word Origin for expanse
Word Origin and History for expanses
1660s, from Latin expansum, noun use of neuter of expansus, past participle of expandere (see expand).