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  • v. Present participle of cultivate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Engaged in the processes of cultivation; agricultural.


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  • Whereas wisdom comes through humility, it may actually help, in cultivating intelligence, to have a mistakenly high opinion of your abilities

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  • But, O'Donnell's campaign to date suggests she is more interested in cultivating her image as a celebrity (of sorts) than doing the sorts of things a Republican candidate running in a Democratic-tilting state would have to do to win.

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  • "Three Acres and Liberty," and read to them of a man who walked six hundred and fifty miles a year in cultivating, by old-fashioned methods, twenty acres, from which he harvested three thousand bushels of poor potatoes; and of another man, a


  • There are lands made barren by long-term cultivating of the toxic products that the biotech companies, Monsanto, Syngenta et al., hype up as life savers.

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  • Strenuous bookishness or intellectual pretensions were seen as eccentric, if not a worrying anomaly in cultivating a "muscular Christian."

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  • In fact, if one wants to launch a criticism of music blogs, it seems to me that the issue is not how poorly written or uninsightful they are (two qualities I pride myself in cultivating), but how crappy they look.

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  • Every hour of the time between the school room and the altar ought to be used by her in cultivating a spirit of usefulness, kindness and devotion to relatives and friends, which will enable her to display that constant self-sacrifice, and thoughtfulness which marriage demands daily of both husband and wife.

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  • Her nursing of the sick, her care for them in cultivating her herb medicinal garden, her love of beauty in cultivating her rose garden, and her humble devotion to others set Miss Mattie Lou apart from those in her own family and also from those in the town.

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  • When we speak of meditating faith or meditating compassion, this refers to cultivating the subjective attitudes in meditation, causing your mind to become faithful or compassionate.

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  • The point is that people thought it was, and yet there was no profit in cultivating it, and thus, it was hunted out and used until there were no more left.

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  • ... while it's perfectly all right for men to "masturbate," women doing approximately the same thing are now "cultivating" themselves, according to the good doctor. Article here.

    May 11, 2010