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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fructify.


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  • Legend by then had fructified Chapman (1774-1845), a footloose (and footsore) son of a Bunker Hill veteran, into a mythic, apple-spreading American nomad of the lonesome frontier.

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  • It was only after loans from Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation fructified in 2003, did the business begin to stabilize.

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  • According to the midrashic retelling, after Cain murdered Abel, Adam resolved to abstain from relations with his wife and they lived a celibate life for one hundred and thirty years, during which the male spirits were fructified from Eve, who then gave birth, while the female spirits were fructified by Adam and they then gave birth.

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  • "Womb," the orgiastic religious festival of Aphrodite in Argos, where the Womb of the World was adored and symbolically fructified.1 by offering sacrifice, in this case, pigs?

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  • Earth – Current, and that same life-stream fructified the soil, and gave life and blood to the plants and to the trees, and to every bush and natural thing.

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  • The pirates who boarded you on Election Day 2000 and who today man the oval office have no interest in cultivating you, or in nurturing the free flow of ideas which grow in any fruitful and fructified democracy.

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  • The combined efforts of researchers from Durham University, Imperial College, London and the University of Sheffield have fructified.

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  • His second reason was, that all plants are nourished and fructified by that thing which is moist, of which being deprived they wither away.

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  • Both, however, represent eras in the progress of the Afro-American, and both were fructified by the spirit and teaching of Harrison.

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  • It seems, O father, that our hope hath been fructified, for we have heard that the sons of Kunti all escaped from the conflagration of the house of lac.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3


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