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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GREW

He grew pale with passion, turned on his heel, and strode away.

But all the while, the days grew shorter and the nights were colder than they ought to have been.

But the day grew old and passed, and the dream was not told.

It seemed as if she grew an inch taller in her scorn of the Inspector's saying.

Demarest grew grave again, as he put the question that was troubling him most.

She wore his ring on a fine chain around her neck, and grew prettier every day.

Year by year she grew, a brown-faced cherub, strong-limbed and supple.

Patches of it grew thick on the high ridges, matted close for cover.

They were the younger sisters of the corn; they grew with the corn and twined about it.

I ate--I could eat now that I had had my Vision--and grew strong.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense of grow, from Old English greow, past tense of growan.