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

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Examples

  • It seemed to him that a word had percolated from the Laotian's thoughts and yet the mouth bore nothing.

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  • And for 20 years, the idea percolated that this was a book that I wanted to write.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2007

  • Evidently it was no less difficult for him to readjust his preconceived conclusions than it is for most human beings; but finally the idea percolated -- which it might never have done had he been a man, or I might qualify that statement by saying had he been some men.

    Pellucidar

  • After his visit to Corning, the idea percolated for a while until McGregor figured out how a baseball history class might work.

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  • But the photographers 'flashes were short-lived as word percolated through that George Lee had just pulled up outside in a Fine Gael jeep with his new party leader,

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  • In any plant concoction such as percolated ‘tea’, there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for.

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  • In any plant concoction such as percolated 'tea', there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for.

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  • The U.S. urged the court to deny review until the issue has "percolated" in the lower courts for more years or decades, and a conflict develops between various federal circuits.

    Should Courts Intrude on the Terminally-Ill?

  • And some of these players might have had stuff thrown at them at games, and I think that kind of percolated to the point where that became part of their justification for Ron Artest's action.

    CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2004

  • It was retweeted by five hundred of his followers, and by the end of the week, the question—which had percolated up Twitter feeds and across the Smartphone Screens of a million teens and twenty-somethings— became something people discussed over their cube walls, across tables in the nail salon, in lines at the post office.

    Conceived in the New Liberty

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