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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REAPING

After overcoming every obstacle, he had the satisfaction of reaping the reward of his enterprise.

For our children's children the joys of reaping, the feast, and the songs of harvest home.

They had appropriated Corinth, and were reaping the fruits of their fields at home.

But, not to interrupt you further (I continued), after sowing, naturally we hope to come to reaping.

It was the community which decided when the sowing and when the reaping should take place.

For generations we have been reaping and wasting, instead of ploughing and sowing.

And so it is neither sowing nor reaping with you, my pretty?

At last the harvest, indeed; and I was reaping what I had sown.

In some places the mode of reaping differs from the customs of others.

You see you are reaping your reward: I write to you before I write to any one else.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cut grain with a hook or sickle," Old English reopan, Mercian form of ripan "to reap," related to Old English ripe "ripe" (see ripe). Related: Reaped; reaping.

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