- a) The act of making something larger.
‘’’1874 Thomas Hardy, ‘’Far From the Madding Crowd’’, 2005 Barnes & Noble Classics publication of 1912 Wessex edition, p337:b) To have been made more obvious, more serious; to have been exacerbated.
, Bathsheba underwent the enlargement of her husbands absence from hours to days with a slight feeling of surprise, and a slight feeling of relief; yet neither sensation rose at any time far above the level commonly designated as indifference.
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