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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROWING

You see, Uncle Paul, you are growing old and forgetful, and might lock me in again.

And Dick is growing more and more wretched about it every day.

She was silent with emotion when Mrs. Hancock told her she was growing like her mother.

It had a conversational way of brightening and growing dull.

Such knowledge as each man has of himself is that of a growing entity.

A vague unrest and dissatisfaction with her Christian experience were growing on her.

Mary went with him quite unafraid, though now with a growing curiosity.

Burke helped to save the situation from the growing tenseness.

The peril about him was growing—growing, and it was a deadly peril!

Garson was growing stronger, since at last the crisis was upon him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English, present participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.

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