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


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  • The phrase proliferated in the media even after Democrats dropped the public option.

    The most effective and diabolical lie of the year

  • Pahad added landmines, which "proliferated" southern Africa, were a big problem.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An enlightening experience of this kind came to Goethe's aid when one day he happened to see a 'proliferated' rose (durchgewachsene Rose), that is, a rose from whose centre a whole new plant had sprung.

    Man or Matter

  • Digital cinematography, first marketed by Sony in the 1980s, has by now rapidly proliferated as a less expensive yet no less entertaining means to tell stories in moving images.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Examples of languages that have proliferated courtesy of daunting, mobile military technology include Greek, Latin, Turkish, and Arabic.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In the spirited dance arenas of Africa, the second mystery proliferated and made the gods happily crazy with cosmic delight.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Prior to the 1970s, such churches had been uncommon and mostly ecumenical or even liberal, but since the 1980s such churches have proliferated, and now serve roughly 7 percent of all Americans.

    American Grace

  • But lone-wolf extremists with little or no formal connection to al Qaeda have proliferated and are potentially plotting small-scale attacks in the U.S, officials said.

    Officials Warn of Domestic Terrorism Threat

  • Homegrown extremism has proliferated, putting the U.S. at a heightened risk of terror attacks, officials said.

    What's News: World-Wide

  • Testing is not nearly as reliable at the smaller companies in India and in emerging markets, and questionable pharmaceuticals have proliferated across the developing world, sometimes with lethal consequences.

    Beware the Risks of Generic Drugs


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