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- adj. Increasing or growing. Marked by gradual spontaneous development.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Increasing; growing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Increasing; growing; crescent.
Education is a thing of the spirit, it is instinct with life, [Greek: thermon ti pragma] as Aristotle would say, drawing upon resources that are not its own, "unseen yet crescive in its faculty" and in its growth taking to itself such outward form as it needs for the purpose of its inward life.
They are crescive when they take shape in the mores, growing by the instinctive efforts by which the mores are produced.
The great and crescive self, rooted in absolute nature, supplants all relative existence, and ruins the kingdom of mortal friendship and love.
The great and crescive self, rooted in absolute nature, supplants all relative existence and ruins the kingdom of mortal friendship and love.
Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, Robert Wuthnow says "a crescive society, one that is weak but on the rise, produces martyrs like those of early Christianity."