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How to use ripeness in a sentence

The time necessary for the curing of the plants will depend upon the ripeness of the plants as well as the weather during curing.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He died at his home on the 26th of July, 1826, in the ripeness of years and of honors.
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
And this reward came to Henry James in the ripeness of his talents; even further perhaps it entered his life and his conversation.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
They both were late in coming to maturity, and psychical ripeness was much behind even the physical.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
For Peter knew by experience that good motions must be taken advantage of in their first ripeness.
SALTED WITH FIREGEORGE MACDONALD
Dr. Hitchcock, in the fulness of his beautiful fame, in the ripeness of his years, confirms the truth of my principles.
A NEW ATMOSPHEREGAIL HAMILTON
In a certain sense, if one thinks, it is the ripeness of Raphael's perfection which falls short of Perfection.
IMPRESSIONS AND COMMENTSHAVELOCK ELLIS
Half the ripeness of England—half the religion, one might almost say—is in its gardens; they are truly pious foundations.
PICTURE AND TEXTHENRY JAMES
He is doubtless clever enough to paint rawness when he must, but he has an irrepressible sense of ripeness.
PICTURE AND TEXTHENRY JAMES
They would come back again in an unexpected ripeness of time and demand a hearing: an exquisite nervous tragic hearing.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE

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