enlarge the sphere

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  • As we enlarge the sphere of our observation, the faculty of thought becomes expanded. Cited from Charlemont, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • You spread devastation, but you do not enlarge the sphere of authority. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
  • This was, enlarging the sphere of female education, and giving it a more vigorous tone. Cited from The Underground Railroad, by William Still
  • He was thus enabled to enlarge the sphere of his observation, and to provide material for thought as well as for composition. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1, by Various
  • It is said that the suffrage is to be given to enlarge the sphere of woman's influence. Cited from Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate, by Henry W. Blair et al.
  • Genius cannot be prudent; by dint of prudence it could never enlarge the sphere of human activity. Cited from The Crowd, Study of Popular Mind, Gustave le Bon 1
  • It will enlarge the sphere and the means of trade, open new sources of traffic and supply -- develop resources -- and what is of more value perhaps than all -- beget motion. Cited from The Clockmaker, by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • It was not difficult to prevail on the Romish pontiff to make a change which would enlarge the sphere of his own jurisdiction. Cited from Revolt of Netherlands, by F. Schiller, Book II
  • A truly great modern painter lately endeavoured to enlarge the sphere of pictorial language, by putting a demon behind the pillow of a wicked man on his death bed. Cited from The Botanic Garden, Part 1, by Erasmus Darwin
  • But if we can only continue and enlarge the sphere of these bright spots, and kindle others in new localities, the time will come when the light will displace the darkness and the dawn of a new era will come. Cited from American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 5, May, 1889, by Various
  • I know it has been urged that the executive department is more likely to enlarge the sphere of its action than either of the other two branches of the Government, and especially in the exercise of the veto power conferred upon it by the Constitution. Cited from Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, by Richardson
  • We have associated, gentlemen, to increase the pleasures and profits of rural labor, to enlarge the sphere of useful knowledge, and, by concentrating our energies, to give them greater effect in advancing the public good. Cited from Choice Specimens of American Literature, And Literary Reader, by Martin
  • Hunters, alone or in pairs, now ventured to extend their range into the skirts of the wilderness, thus gradually enlarging the sphere of definite conceptions, respecting the country beyond it. Cited from The First White Man of the West, by Timothy Flint
  • They had regarded the appointment of a large number of federal judges during the last hours of Adams' administration as an attempt to intrench Federalists in the judiciary and to enlarge the sphere of the national government. Cited from History of the United States, by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • The Roman heir, with one or two exceptions, was always a universal successor; and the fiction of heirship, as such, could hardly be used with propriety except to enlarge the sphere of universal successions. Cited from The Common Law, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • They devote themselves unsparingly to their task of usefulness, making one discovery after another, enlarging the sphere of human intelligence, extending the bounds of science, adding each day some new store to the sum of knowledge, gaining each day prosperity, ease, strength for their country. Cited from Kingdom of God is within you, by Leo Tolstoy
  • We hear much, in these days, of enlarging the sphere of woman's social duties; as if, in the sphere of home, nothing remained to be done, and she must either fold her hands in idleness, or step forth to engage with man in life's sterner conflicts. Cited from The Home Mission, by T.S. Arthur
  • For, as a doctrine, that is, as an endeavour to enlarge the sphere of the understanding in regard to pure a priori cognitions, philosophy is worse than useless, since from all the attempts hitherto made, little or no ground has been gained. Cited from The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
  • The Academy of Sciences, in particular, could boast of several first-rate geniuses in the different branches which they respectively cultivated, and the unremitting labours of some of them have, no doubt, greatly contributed to enlarge the sphere of human knowledge. Cited from Paris As It Was and As It Is,by Francis W. Blagdon
  • The only good which England can derive from her extensive colonization is not to be gained by swaying a barren sceptre over distant colonies, but by spreading abroad her race, her language, her civilization, and thus enlarging the sphere of her commerce. Cited from A Visit To The United States In 1841, by Joseph Sturge
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