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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVELOPS

As the roasting also develops the flavor, it must be done carefully.

All these things and anything that develops from them shall be handled carefully.

My charming ward, every day develops in you some new gift of nature!

This sac later divides into two, and develops into the lungs of the animal.

Each of us is in detail his own author in a measure as he develops the part assigned to him.

Cultivation only develops the rank weeds which are deep sown in the soil.

But can I rely upon you boys to keep me in touch with what develops?

Mr. Trout develops a bad break to the off and heads under a big log.

You feel so free with him, and he develops the very spirit of music in you.

The body of the stage is left free for the "Play" when that develops.

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.

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