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You shall now, if I have misapprehended you not, develop a new strongness of the character.

A few may be allowed to remain and develop for use as beets.

It is to develop that position, and be—hum—worthy of that position.

And really they have taken me so long to develop, that here we are at home.

Without her influence no process of recording events can develop into a history.

But what are your labour gymnasiums for, if not to develop all muscles?

But all these primordial forms grow--develop into vital activity.

It seems doubtful if you are the person to develop his higher nature.

Will women learn to develop their own nature and to express their own genius?

It at once commenced to develop a system of organized plunder.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "unroll, unfold," from French développer, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from Middle French desveloper), both from Old French desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate sense is from 1890.

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