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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsprawlingspraw‧ling /ˈsprɔːlɪŋ $ ˈsprɒːl-/ adjective  SPREADspreading over a wide area in an untidy or unattractive way a vast, sprawling city
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sprawlingTheir function was to work, to procreate and to give place to the next generation; while the sprawling capital endured.So, a little nervous of the sprawling city, Mavis moved in with Ronnie.a sprawling city of 2.6 millionMexico City is a sprawling city of more than 20 million inhabitants.The sprawling conference and resort center even has its own transportation system.They lend to an airport lounge the look of a grotesque, sprawling creche peopled by monster babies.All experience shows that the best intelligence comes from small, well-run agencies, not huge sprawling empires.How was she supposed to concentrate with that sprawling figure almost in her line of vision?It was written in a sprawling hand that was difficult to read.I will be profoundly relieved when I can escape from the prosaic explanations and defences of this present sprawling mess of words.There was a big dance floor and several sprawling tiers of tables and bars.
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