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  • n. Plural form of seedbed.

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Examples

  • We can see the broken places of our world either as complete and utter disaster, or as seedbeds -- graves, even -- in which God is doing a new thing.

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori: Easter 2011 Message From the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop

  • With alienation hitting the very places that could be the seedbeds for the pope's push, Mr. Gibson said, "his great project could be cut off at the roots."

    Church Scandal Hurts Pope's Europe Mission

  • Celery likes mucky soil about three feet deep, the water table merely two feet below the surface, and for the earliest of three annual crops, the tiny seeds had to be planted in covered seedbeds, then transplanted by hand into the fields outside.

    One Big Table

  • I was eager to push the limits of what was possible for a foreign journalist to do in Iran, which would enable me to glimpse one of the fundamental seedbeds of the Islamic Republic.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • The fear was justified: labor organizers prowled the West, where the dismal work camps proved to be fertile seedbeds of discontent.

    Colossus

  • It's a humanistic but hardly uncritical look at Versailles and the seedbeds of the French Revolution that anticipates both neo-realism and that bit of dialogue from Rules stating that everyone has their reasons.

    GreenCine Daily: Renoir / DVDs, 4/24.

  • Fakhruddin also mentioned some other steps under the agricultural recovery plan for increasing farm production, like 12. 50-lakh-hectare land targeted this season for preparing high-yielding seedbeds compared to 3.75 lakh hectares of land last year and plan to increase electricity connections for irrigation.

    Fakhruddin's address to the nation

  • They mediate the relation of the citizen to public power and are seedbeds of personal and civic virtue.

    Too Much Of A Good Thing?

  • These will serve as seedbeds for new technology-based firms (NTBFs), which could contribute to poverty reduction in the medium - to long-term.

    Endowment opportunities from atmospheric resources in Africa

  • He was administering it to his tobacco seedbeds and failed to notice that the applicator hose had sprung a leak.

    Rainbow’s End

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