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  • v. Present participle of fructify.


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  • The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring.

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  • The scent was overripe, oversweet, mortifying and fructifying.


  • I find convincing the argument that there was some intellectual activity in non-Muslim lands for a few centuries after the initial conquest, as long as the Christians and Jews (in the Middle East) were still a significant and fructifying influence, and that when they ceased to be, such activity came to an abrupt end.


  • These sources were the printed cases; they expressed, in manifold dress, the few, everevolving and fructifying principles which constituted the genius of the common law.

    A History of American Law

  • This heat is likewise in plants, as appears by their increasing, fructifying, &c., though not so easily perceived.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “The Kirk of Scotland was shorn of its beams, and deprived of its full artillery and banners of authority; but still it contained zealous and fructifying pastors, attentive congregations, and, with all her spots and blemishes, the like of this Kirk was nowhere else to be seen upon earth.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Even when he vows to support and continue the war to exterminate terrorists, McCain does not generate the same kind of electricity; I mean anxiety, or fear planting and fructifying which Bush does.

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  • In total, we have collected 505 specimens and 85 samples of fructifying plants with seeds this year.

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  • When Hamsun speaks of Isak passing across the yearning, spring-stirred fields, “with the grain flung in fructifying waves from his reverent hands,” he pictures it deliberately in the light of a religious rite — the oldest and most significant known to man.

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  • You need not any way doubt but that feminine old age is always fructifying in qualities sublime — I would have said sibylline.

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