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ex·pan·sive

 (ĭk-spăn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of expanding or tending to expand.
2. Broad in size or extent; comprehensive: expansive police powers.
3. Open and communicative; talkative or effusive: Wine made the guest expansive.
4. Grand in scale: an expansive lifestyle.

ex·pan′sive·ly adv.
ex·pan′sive·ness, ex′pan·siv′i·ty (ĕk′spăn-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.expansively - in an impressively expansive manner; "she managed to live rather expansively on her modest income"
2.expansively - in an ebullient manner; "Khrushchev ebulliently promised to supply rockets for the protection of Cuba against American aggression"
Translations

expansively

[ɪksˈpænsɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= affably) [welcome, say, smile] → calurosamente
2. (= in detail) [relate, write] → extensamente
he talked expansively of his travelshabló extensamente sobre sus viajesse explayó sobre sus viajes

expansively

adv
(= warmly) sayherzlich; smilebreit; (= enthusiastically)begeistert
(= in detail)ausführlich

expansively

[ɪksˈpænsɪvlɪ] adv (fig) → in modo espansivo
References in classic literature ?
The great specialist having condescended to the priest's simplicity, condescended expansively.
We'll need to be prepared to knuckle down before earning the right to play expansively.
I am going back to Nairobi to consult expansively on the stalemate and in a week's time, I will communicate to you on the way forward," Mutahi said.
Sparking from the expansively upbeat Arizona Sky to the slowly moving beautifully emotive Christian, these are songs that clearly mean a lot to the dancing crowd.
Customers can also choose from a range of differently sized shower trays, from perfectly square to the more expansively rectangular.
The latest of Carla Capalbo's dozen-plus regional books that expansively cover the culture of food and wine production -- chefs, farmers, winemakers, grape growers, recipes, in-depth historical detail, and high-quality photography -- Tasting Georgia divvies up the country into ten regions (ten chapters), from capital city Tbilisi in the southeast to Guria and Adjara on the northern Black Sea coast.
One goal was doubling down on Legacy's focus, Jones said, speaking out expansively on the sale for the first time.
Ahead of the game, Hyatt said: "Nigel (Davies) has got them playing a little more expansively this year, so it bodes for a really good game.
The Bulls have shown a willingness to play expansively when they are on the front foot and they should be able to dictate terms against today's lowly opposition.
But former Leek CC wicketkeeper/ batsman Mellor, who will this season play Birmingham League cricket for Leamington Spa, advanced to 50 from 72 balls (five fours and two sixes) and, along with Thomason (42, 67 balls, six fours), batted patiently at first then more expansively to add 98 in 23 overs up to the close.
Pegasus Airlines, which is based in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, has expanded its network involving domestic and regional services expansively.
To work in fiction any such device has to be both sort-of plausible and expansively unlikely and this marvellous creation of the author has terrific and well exploited possibilities.