widen (one's) horizons

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widen (one's) horizons

To have or seek out new experiences, especially if one's experiences have been relatively limited. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to widen 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 widen her horizons!
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Holding such exhibitions will widen horizons of cooperation , particularly with Chad and with Western African countries in general.
The aim was to widen horizons and show Year 11 pupils the career possibilities out there for them.
While, Koenig Solutions was already offering a range of courses as per the demand of IT training in Middle East, the authorisation would help to widen horizons and cater better to expectations of new and existing customers in terms of quality and latest courses.
Adrian Smart, HR director at Nissan Sunderland Plant, added: "Projects like these help widen horizons and give students an insight into the breadth of career opportunities available to them in STEM.
The Information Ministry's General Director concluded by saying, "Our journey towards change is possible through the mass media which has proven to be a powerful tool to widen horizons, focus attention, raise aspirations, and also create a climate for development.
This week holds chances to widen horizons and achieve an ambition.
From recalling the momentous events of extraordinary time--the larger than life events that changed the direction of life and history for our forebears in the faith--to remembrances of faithfulness during the less dramatic rhythms of ordinary time, these texts both widen horizons and offer solid ground.
In signing this agreement with the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, AUD is strengthening its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning by offering its community of students and scholars the opportunity to widen horizons through research, curriculum enhancement and applied knowledge.
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He hoped that the upcoming visit to Baghdad by the Iranian first vice-president would widen horizons of mutual cooperation and help put agreements into effect at the earliest.
Company business planning director Esam Zainal, who accepted the award, said Zain believed the fast-evolving telecoms technology would widen horizons and introduce them to ways of incorporating new trends into people's lives.
don't you think too much human energy goes back into humanity; and the farmers who subdue the earth, the scientists who widen horizons, even the merely contemplative person admiring the mountain: have chosen a better way?
But books go further - they widen horizons, open doors to new experiences and help combat the stress of everyday life.
THE new moon opens a door to an exciting plan to widen horizons, see more of the world, learn something that'll be good for you.
You will surprise folk by branching out, as Jupiter bids you to travel to widen horizons.