Definition of Outstretched

1. Adjective. Fully extended especially in length. "A kitten with one paw outstretched"

Similar to: Extended



Definition of Outstretched

1. Adjective. extended or stretched out ¹

2. Verb. (past of outstretch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outstretched

1. outstretch [v] - See also: outstretch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outstretched

outsteps
outstink
outstinking
outstinks
outstood
outstorm
outstormed
outstorming
outstorms
outstrategize
outstrategized
outstrategizing
outstreet
outstreets
outstretch
outstretched (current term)
outstretches
outstretching
outstricken
outstridden
outstride
outstrides
outstriding
outstrike
outstrikes
outstriking
outstripped
outstripping
outstrips

Literary usage of Outstretched

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson, Thomas Bird Mosher (1911)
"Halts by me that footfall: Is my gloom, after all, Shade of His hand, outstretched caressingly ? "Ah, fondest, blindest, weakest, I am He Whom thou seekest! ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"It originated, of course, in America, and is an allusion to the eagle with outstretched wings which forms the national emblem, and which used to be ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"This, where the sunlight struck it, gleamed like an outstretched band of gold. It was the sinuous Colorado, yellow as the Tiber. A BIT OF THE RIVER. ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"This, where the sunlight struck it, gleamed like an outstretched band of gold. It was the sinuous Colorado, yellow as the Tiber. A BIT OF THE RIVER. ..."

5. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... but while they spake with each other, 140 So they returned to their homes; but Alden lingered a little, Pointing with outstretched hands, and saying, ..."

6. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"They felt that the spirit of '7C still survived. grasped the outstretched hand, .... outstretched ..."

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