The mother left with her son, and a month later the boy recovered, and the fame of the holy healing power of the starets Sergius (as they now called him) spread
throughout the whole district.
But as it is a tale which he is not acquainted with, and can only find out what it is by listening as it goes along telling itself, it is more than apt to go on and on and on till it spreads
itself into a book.
With his head bent, and his big feet spread
apart, he began explaining his reasons for thinking the abbe's plan chimerical.
We found a tableful of handkerchiefs spread
out for view at Duckford's.
How pretty it looked spread
out on the grass in front of me!
Silas might have driven a profitable trade in charms as well as in his small list of drugs; but money on this condition was no temptation to him: he had never known an impulse towards falsity, and he drove one after another away with growing irritation, for the news of him as a wise man had spread
even to Tarley, and it was long before people ceased to take long walks for the sake of asking his aid.
So, setting about it as methodically as men might smoke out a wasps' nest, the Martians spread
this strange stifling vapour over the Londonward country.
Picturesque and clean as docks go, these twin basins spread
side by side the dark lustre of their glassy water, sparely peopled by a few ships laid up on buoys or tucked far away from each other at the end of sheds in the corners of empty quays, where they seemed to slumber quietly remote, untouched by the bustle of men's affairs - in retreat rather than in captivity.
The latter tree it not a little resembles in height, in the wide spread
of its stalwart branches, and in its venerable and imposing aspect.
The room was empty; the breakfast--a substantial repast of coffee, eggs, and a cold ham--lay spread
upon the table untouched, as when she had taken it up, excepting that the carving-knife was missing.
A pail had been upset and water spread
in all directions.
The kingdom of heaven is compared, not to any great kernel or nut, but to a grain of mustard-seed: which is one of the least grains, but hath in it a property and spirit hastily to get up and spread
. So are there states, great in territory, and yet not apt to enlarge or command; and some that have but a small dimension of stem, and yet apt to be the foundations of great monarchies.