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broaden (one's) horizons

To have a new experience. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to broaden my horizons and get some experience living without my family. I can't believe that Molly has never left the state before! She seriously needs to broaden her horizons!
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broaden out

To widen or expand something. A noun can be used between "broaden" and "out" or after "out." They want to knock down a wall and broaden their kitchen out. I'm doing these exercises to broaden out my shoulders.
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broaden out

to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
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broaden something out

to make something wider; to expand something. Now, broaden this part out a little, so it looks like a cloud, not a painted pillow. Broaden out the river in your painting so it looks very wide. The photographic view of the valley can be broadened out by using a different lens.
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Travel broadens the mind.

Prov. When you travel, you learn things about the people and places you see. Marie: I never realized how well-off most Americans are until I visited India. Jane: So it's true that travel broadens the mind, huh? Everyone who gets the chance should go abroad. Travel broadens the mind.
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section] 251, so long as an intervening reissue that demonstrated intent to broaden was filed within the two-year period.
paragraph] 12 A new dimension has evolved in the doctrine of broadening reissue over the last two years, begging a new question: what if a patentee properly files a broadening reissue application within the two-year window, but then attempts to broaden again, in a different manner from the original reissue application, via one or more continuation reissue applications filed outside the two-year window?
55) In all cases, Apple acknowledged filing all of the relevant rejected reissue applications (in some cases, as in Staats, the second or third continuation reissue claiming priority to the original, "qualifying" reissue application) (56) "to broaden the claims in different ways.
paragraph] 15 Thus, Apple appealed a fairly concrete issue to the Board: "whether a continuing reissue application can broaden patented claims beyond the two-year statutory period in a manner unrelated to the broadening aspect that was identified within the two-year period.
03(IV) in its brief: "Where any intent to broaden is indicated in the reissue application within the two years from the patent grant, a broadened claim can subsequently be presented in the reissue after the two year period.
97) According to Apple, the Board's allusion to prosecution laches is also misplaced and irrelevant, as six years should not be deemed an "unreasonable" delay, assuming the applicant demonstrated unequivocal intent to broaden in a broadening reissue application filing within two years of patent issuance, and prosecution of reissue application(s) was diligent during that time.
146) In such legitimate circumstances, continuing broadening reissue applications should be permitted outside the two-year statutory window if unequivocal intent to broaden is demonstrated in an initial broadening reissue application.
This technology complements our existing product line, fits nicely within our target markets and will serve to broaden our customer base," said Jim LaCasse, CEO of Quantum Leap.
Based on open platforms, Roku's digital media products create new opportunities for developers to broaden the ways consumers enjoy digital home entertainment.
The strategic acquisition of Renown Specialties broadens our product line, strengthens our relationships with key customers, and allows us to penetrate some new accounts," said Brian J.
This agreement will broaden the access that researchers around the world have to Positive - Positive Selection gene targeting products, mouse disease-model development services and related technology.
This will broaden Rockwell's current library of NETg desktop and IT courses and will make NETg the primary provider for Rockwell's e-Learning initiatives.
The establishment of special payment for Iotrex broadens reimbursement for GliaSite and should allow more Medicare beneficiaries to receive outpatient treatment.
The Acquisition Will Broaden Coinstar's Customer Base, Expand
The combination of ACMI and Coinstar will add new classes of trade, broaden its customer base, diversify products and services, expand the reach of field service, and create a platform for growth across all businesses, including coin counting, e-payments, and amusement vending.