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There was a burgeoning within him of strange feelings and unwonted impulses.

He is also a blooming, blossoming, burgeoning Ass, and he doesn't know it.

Something inside him was changing, burgeoning in strange and disturbing growth.

Other factors served to enhance the burgeoning dairy industry.

She was overcome with shame and with the mystery of her own burgeoning womanhood.

There was another force, subtle and exacting: the girl's burgeoning womanhood.

So out of these moods there began the burgeoning of new plans in his mind.

Just as the spring brought forth a burgeoning activity, so did things happen with a rush in the fall.

Overhead, the sky of this World with a Thousand Moons was burgeoning into its full glory.

At eighteen one does so pathetically try to feed the burgeoning life with the husks of polite accomplishment.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "grow, sprout, blossom," from Anglo-French burjuner, Old French borjoner "to bud, sprout," from borjon "a bud, shoot, pimple" (Modern French bourgeon), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *burrionem (nominative *burrio), from Late Latin burra "flock of wool," itself of uncertain origin. Some sources (Kitchin, Gamillscheg) say either the French word or the Vulgar Latin one is from Germanic. The English verb is perhaps instead a native development from burjoin (n.) "a bud" (c.1300), from Old French. Related: Burgeoned; burgeoning.

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