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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLOSSOM

The new house was to be the garden in which she should blossom.

Not far from here ran Joseph's river, making the desert to blossom like the rose.

What belief should be sown to blossom forth in a harvest of strength and peace?

This was no soil for kindliness and affection to blossom in.

I also have in blossom an Abutilon and three Obconica Primulas.

Each mocking day doth fleece A blossom, and lay bare her poverty.

On September 27 I found a blossom on the peach-tree in our back yard.

In this little garden of happiness, her hope begins to blossom.

Girls are like the hawthorns; when they break out into blossom, they do all they can.

"It takes them some days to develop and blossom," said the Professor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English blostm, blostma "blossom, flower, fruit," from Proto-Germanic *blo-s- (cf. Middle Low German blosom, Dutch bloesem, German Blust), from PIE *bhlow-, extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower.

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