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adjective as in receiving

noun as in harvesting


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Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”

“There is a certain cultural kudos attached to collecting today,” Gilkes says.

Al-Araj, collecting his thoughts, said that most of the recent violence was the work of individual Palestinians.

The video also argues that ISIS is collecting followers across the Middle East, even as far east as China.

“In the long run, the government will earn money by granting work permits,” and collecting taxes from undocumented workers.

A very interesting way of studying Ferns is that of collecting the fronds of the species which the hunter may come across.

As judge, I set about collecting his property with much diligence, involving considerable hardship.

To prevent the old disputes in collecting his corn tithes, he had at work one of Captain Trevithick's steam thrashing machines.

But the Earls of Mar and Athol are collecting their forces, and some other nobles of the land are drawing to their party.'

He did not mind the trouble of collecting, and he could fight off repairs longer than any landlord in town.

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On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to collecting, such as: accepting, acquiring, drawing, earning, gathering, and getting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.