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As such it seems guaranteed to do the business at the box office, but it feels like a lost opportunity to either dig down deeper into the soul of a pop star, or to break out a few more laughs by ripening the portrayal.
‘ALINE,’ CANNES’ UNAUTHORIZED CELINE DION BIOPIC, IS LIKE A WILL FERRELL MOVIE WITHOUT THE JOKESCASPAR SALMONJULY 14, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
That’s why those at Top Banana — the largest vendors of Dole bananas in the North East — have developed a complex system for ripening bananas from all over the world to perfection.
HOW TOP BANANA MOVES OVER ONE MILLION POUNDS OF BANANAS PER WEEKEATER VIDEOJULY 14, 2021EATER
Early in the season, I get them by the dozen, treating myself to a direct shipment from Georgia, and later, when the fruit is ripening further north, I cart home as much as I can carry from my local farmers market.
PORK CHOPS AND PEACHES MELD SAVORY WITH SWEET IN THIS SPEEDY SKILLET DINNERELLIE KRIEGERJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The plants ripen very fast and emit an aromatic odor, increasing in strength as the plants ripen.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
They never top their tobacco, and the leaves never ripen together.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
I perceive that the amount of nicotine in a great measure depends on the extent to which the leaf is allowed to ripen.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
(p. 443) The leaves ripen sooner if the plant is topped, while the quality is much better.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Our Indian corn will not ripen and all I saw of it was a few little garden patches.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Lady Peveril did not say "be comforted," but she ventured to promise that the blossom should ripen to fruit.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
It is the fruit of a decadence, not the mature product of a full-blown art, which has taken centuries to grow and ripen.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 30, 2021
Choose the synonym for productive
piecemeal

WORDS RELATED TO RIPEN

  • advance
  • age
  • enroot
  • establish
  • evolve
  • expand
  • flourish
  • foster
  • grow
  • grow up
  • maturate
  • mature
  • mellow
  • progress
  • promote
  • ripen
  • thrive
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