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  • v. Present participle of burgeon.
  • n. the act of budding or sprouting
  • n. a bud or branch
  • n. a new growth or expansion of something
  • adj. that buds, grows or expands; developing


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  • The white-turbaned Shiite cleric, who has held several senior government positions since the 1979 Islamic revolution, said in an interview Tuesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, along with the clerics and Revolutionary Guard commanders who support him, will be defeated by what he describes as a burgeoning movement of ordinary people, ayatollahs and lawmakers.

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  • The transaction will make fresh capital available to CAA to make acquisitions and expand its business, especially in burgeoning areas like sports and its overseas operations.

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  • But what concerns me most is the what you describe as a burgeoning bureaucracy around citizen focus.

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  • During the greater part of the 19th C. our 'betters' debated long and hard as to whether it was worthwhile to educate us in order to maximise their profits from the industry and commerce which the Industrial Revolution had bestowed on the burgeoning British Empire [I always wanted to use the word burgeoning!].

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The only online music area that can truly said to be burgeoning is on the p2p networks where thousands of new people are logging in every day thanks, in very large part, to the ongoing publicity generated by the industry itself via its ludicrous sue ` em all marketing campaigns.

    Apple versus everyone else

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, and in burgeoning historical societies, an uncompromising narrative emerged.

    Remembering and Forgetting

  • The report, The Dog that Finally Barked: England as an Emerging Political Community, finds evidence of what the authors call a burgeoning "English political community", brought together in no small part by a sense that Scotland is getting a better deal from the UK.A survey of English voters carried out for the report found 35% believe Scottish devolution has left the UK less well governed overall, a figure which has doubled since 2007.

    English voters grow resentful of Scotland's 'special privileges

  • Related Article NATO Strikes Gadhafi Compound Rebels have held portions of the city since the early days of the uprising, which began two months ago, but residents have been cornered and endured government shelling for weeks, leading to what aid agencies have described as a burgeoning humanitarian disaster.

    Rebel Gains Fail to End Siege of Libyan City

  • You get the picture: Soak a burgeoning and vital business to keep a dying one on life-support.

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  • Instead, the hip residents of "Psychedelphia" (or the Hashbury, or the New Community, as some called the burgeoning hippie enclave in the Haight-Ashbury district) reveled in their own numbers, basked in the unseasonably warm sun, and struck up conversations with psychedelically attired fellow "freaks."

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