verb (used without object), ex·pa·ti·at·ed, ex·pa·ti·at·ing.
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Origin of expatiate
OTHER WORDS FROM expatiateex·pa·ti·a·tion, nounex·pa·ti·a·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for expatiating
He bore a letter from the king to Ribera, expatiating on the influence which the latter had had in leading him to a decision.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
He waited for her to begin upbraiding him for capricious folly and expatiating upon the fragility of his health.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
Henry will no doubt give you a lengthy description of the house, so I will refrain from expatiating on its merits.Canada for Gentlemen|James Seton Cockburn
She went on, in her soft, feeble tones, expatiating upon Mrs. Yellam's many virtues and excellencies.The Soul of Susan Yellam|Horace Annesley Vachell
A German critic has been expatiating on the trouble we must have in feeding an Army with so many different tastes and creeds.