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intr.v. ex·pa·ti·at·ed, ex·pa·ti·at·ing, ex·pa·ti·ates
1. To speak or write at length: expatiated on the subject until everyone was bored.
2. To wander freely.

[Latin expatiārī, expatiāt- : ex-, ex- + spatiārī, to spread (from spatium, space).]

ex·pa′ti·a′tion n.
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Noun1.expatiation - a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
elaboration, enlargement, expansion - a discussion that provides additional information
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His brother-in-law paused in the middle of an expatiation on the business opportunities of the neighborhood.
Provincial Finance Minister, Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi, Additional Chief Secretary PandD, Abdul Rehman Buzdar, Secretary Finance Abdul Haq Baloch and other concerned officials attended the meeting which has took important decisions to resolve the issues people are being facing."We are making all out efforts to make the budget according to the expatiation of the people," Jam Kamal said.
After paying what he said was a thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari recently, outgone (by the time you are reading this) Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, celebrated his new-found 'wisdom' with a glee, 'I'm now wiser.' If the president's kith wanted an expatiation, they would come like, na who teach you for sense, and if going rhetorical, it would go like, na who teach am for sense.
expatiation, however, has not found additional adherents.
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Support for the inference is contained in the Court's expatiation on the legal principles governing Articles 2 and 3 in this context.
Arising from the above expatiation, in his work, Categories of Cross-cultural Cognition and the African Condition, Emevwo Biakolo asserts that it is in unity with the pattern of growth and development of the new science of anthropology which replaced the old science of subject-object relations (epistemology), that the determining factor that become the issue of race (1998: 1).
These difficult ornaments and passages were mentally taxing, but they were for this same reason beneficial: highly allegorical spots served a mnemonic function (because they were memorable), counteracted the very real problem of boredom, and acted as sites for mental expatiation and meditative-interpretive creativity.
This ideational development of the argument creates not only a logical chain of connections, but also a discourse chain of expatiation that leads to a better negotiation with the readers.
And if I'd been Aeneas, listening to hisfather's expatiation, I think these would have been the wordsthat stayed with me.