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((up)on someone or something) (to someone) to speak at length about someone or something to someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Let me expound upon Tom to you for a while. I think you need all the details on his qualifications. Please do not expound on Bill anymore.
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is a whimsical picturebook that expounds on tongue-twisting variations of its title.
As the commentary in the Navarre Bible explains, the account of creation, while "not intending to provide a scientific explanation of the origin of the world and of man, expounds the basic facts and truths on the subject in a way people can readily understand, inviting us to see the greatness and love of God as manifested first in creation and then in the history of mankind.
For 40 minutes he expounds on the day's reading of John 13: 34-35: "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
By drawing on Wisdom literature--Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Gospels--Milton, who alludes to those scriptural texts in his major poems, expounds a view that runs counter to the predominant historical circumstances that favor the return of monarchy to England.
This is an extremely useful volume that not only provides wonderful recipes, but also expounds on the history of four remarkable Spanish-American women.
And he expounds upon "the organized appeal made to gay men by the post-[World War II] Broadway musical," suggesting that ostensibly hetero shows like Gypsy may serve better than specifically gay shows like La Cage aux Folles to convey "the homosexual desire that diffuses through 'other' subjects, objects, relations, all over the form.
Reloaded'' expands and expounds (sometimes leisurely, to the irritation of some) on those ideas, but the revelations aren't as earth-shattering this time around, at least, until the final half-hour when we learn some pretty interesting things that change what we thought we knew about the Matrix.
He identifies and expounds upon the emergence of three black theological schools of thought.
Bacevich expounds a threefold thesis: first, that America is indeed an empire, as this term has traditionally been understood--though an indirect empire which does not need to annex states and administer them directly; second, that this imperial role, and especially its intellectual and moral underpinnings, are not a creation of the post-Cold War period but deeply rooted in American history; and third, that the basic attitudes and policies to which this gives rise have been characteristic of every U.
In our theory section, Charles Jencks expounds his proposition that there is a new cultural paradigm in the arts and sciences.
Heidi Schreber, is an extrapolation from the paranoiac hallucinations of Daniel Paul Schreber, whose Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (1903), the subject of a case study by Freud, expounds his mission to redeem the world by being divinely transformed into a woman.
In The Power of Gold: History of an Obsession (John Wiley & Sons), Bernstein expounds on the enormous influence this precious metal has exerted over humankind throughout the ages.