Enlargement
Enlargement En*large"ment, n. 1. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion. [1913 Webster]

2. Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection. [1913 Webster]

3. A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty. [1913 Webster]

Give enlargement to the swain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument. [1913 Webster]

An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


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