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They are not developing anything great of their own in their own country.

To any one who shares the faith I have been developing in this book, what I mean will be evident.

Decidedly, his misfortunes are developing a warlike spirit within him.

If they had anything to do with developing Wicklow they'd make it stink!

She sought that employment in developing the powers of her child.

Let us now see what was developing in the Ardennes away to the French right.

He is developing his idea gradually in a series of positions or situations.

"Suppose we go to the developing and finishing department," Baker suggested.

In the developing and drying departments were also signs of activity.

They have no idea of developing the resources which lie nearest to them.

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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