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  • v. Present participle of ramify.


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  • The limbs divided into great branches, and these into lesser and lesser branches, were themselves once, when the tree was small, budding twigs; and this connexion of the former and present buds by ramifying branches may well represent the classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups.

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  • As this beginning suggests, "Ajami" is a tale suffused with grit, the endlessly ramifying mess of urban life.

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  • And these kinds of things have ramifying consequences.

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  • The grammatical energy that springs from these ramifying clauses--a packed syntax that would burst into a many-branched diagram on an English teacher's blackboard--expresses a corresponding energy of meditation:

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  • As we connect through these “ramifying webs,” we recognize the extent to which our lives affect others: animals, environments, people.

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  • To be in love means to be worldly, to be in connection with significant otherness and signifying others, on many scales, in layers of locals and globals, in ramifying webs….

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  • There is an extensive system of walking tracks ramifying throughout the reserve and a guide service is available.

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  • Alterations in the food web structure of freshwater, estuarine, and coastal marine ecosystems, with ramifying effects on every trophic level

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  • The extension of the metaphor to the biological Tree of Life is apt: once the tree begins to come apart at its base, it is hard — maybe impossible — to stop the ramifying consequences.

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  • We see the murder’s antecedents and its ramifying consequences principally through the eyes of two characters: Shamas, the dead man’s brother, and his wife, Kaukab.

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