fructify

[ fruhk-tuh-fahy, froo k-, frook- ]SEE DEFINITION OF fructify

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Leaving this decision to fructify, let us turn to Constance.

I merely wish to inject an idea into your brain, and leave it there to fructify.

When he planted, he sang, in order that the seed might fructify and the harvest follow.

They fructify in silence, and imperceptibly make their possessor rich.

It was not, however, to fructify yet, for Mr. MacAnimus appealed for a moment's hearing.

And how soon do you expect this magnificent idea to fructify?

It is very plain that he cannot make the seed to germinate or fructify.

That is a very ill Sort of Seed that will fructify in no Soil.

For amongst the tart sorbs, it befits not the sweet fig to fructify.

It is my misfortune seldom to fructify, in a regular way, by any but printed sermons.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French fructifiier (12c.) "bear fruit, grow, develop," from Late Latin fructificare "bear fruit," from Latin fructus (see fruit) + root of facere "make" (see factitious). Related: Fructified; fructifying.

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