I saw some sentences using "wider and wider".but at times , i cannot get the part of speech or something like function of this phrase.
OP 1."Wolf's trot broke into a run, wider and wider were the leaps he made"
2."The application areas for photo electronic technology are becoming wider and wider
3."In recent years, the use of computers wider and wider in every field"
In these examples i posted , i only understand the second one.coz the usage of be/become+wider and wider" makes more sense than "sentence+wider and wider"
Can i situate this phrase within whatever position i want?.Does it function as either an adjective or an adverb?
Frankly,there are more examples using that phrase apart from the three OPs i mentioned.and i find the usage way too casual.