Obama himself has a broad reach, with 24 million Twitter followers and nearly 34 million likes on Facebook.
They had literally climbed a long rapid one morning, and entered a broad reach of the river which resembled a lake in its extent.
On our left was a wood, and on our right a broad reach of meadow.
In turning an angle of the river, however, a broad reach stretched away before us.
As they entered the broad reach near Fort Point, one vessel after another hoisted sail and dashed down the bay.
After a run from the west to east mark, they had a broad reach home in a fine breeze, 'Britannia' keeping bell-wether.
The current becomes more gentle at every broad reach, until the raft scarcely glides past the low banks.
On a broad reach of the Potomac the new-risen moon spread a vast sheet of tin-foil of a crinkled sheen.
Pre-eminently so on the boundless sea, and in lesser degree, but most enjoyable also, on this broad reach of inland water.
A broad reach of the Coln and a grand waterfall enhance the quiet and peaceful beauty of the scene.
Old English ræcan, reccan "reach out, stretch out, extend, hold forth," also "succeed in touching, succeed in striking; address, speak to," also "offer, present, give, grant," from West Germanic *raikjan "stretch out the hand" (cf. Old Frisian reka, Middle Dutch reiken, Dutch reiken, Old High German and German reichen), from Proto-Germanic *raikijanau, perhaps from PIE root *reig- "to stretch out" (cf. Sanskrit rjyati "he stretches himself," riag "torture" (by racking); Greek oregein "to reach, extend;" Lithuanian raižius "to stretch oneself;" Old Irish rigim "I stretch").
Shakespeare uses the now-obsolete past tense form raught (Old English ræhte). Meaning "arrive at" is early 14c.; that of "succeed in influencing" is from 1660s. Related: Reached; reaching. Reach-me-down "ready-made" (of clothes) is recorded from 1862, from notion of being on the rack in a finished state.
1520s, from reach (v.); earliest use is of stretches of water. Meaning "extent of reaching" is from 1540s; that of "act of reaching" is from 1560s.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
[Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"]