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  • as inearly
  • as inimmature
  • as inundeveloped

synonyms for in the bud

  • beforehand
  • briefly
  • directly
  • immediately
  • prematurely
  • previous
  • promptly
  • quick
  • shortly
  • soon
  • too soon
  • unexpectedly
  • betimes
  • a bit previous
  • ahead of time
  • anon
  • bright and early
  • early bird
  • ere long
  • far ahead
  • in advance
  • in good time
  • in time
  • on short notice
  • on the dot
  • oversoon
  • pronto
  • proximately

antonyms for in the bud

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  • late
  • later
  • mature
  • adult
  • developed
  • experienced
  • grown
  • old
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How to use in the bud in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Her sister-in-law pointed out to her that old Mr. Warrender had been very attentive lately.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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