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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bourgeon.


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  • It was early morning; the breeze from the land blew sweet and fragrant, and the woods beyond the sandy beach bourgeoned in new leafage, green and tender.

    Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine

  • They have bourgeoned, but they have not blossomed.

    If I May

  • Street lamps, touched by the flame-tipped wand of a belated lamplighter, bourgeoned spasmodically like garish flowers of the metropolitan night.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza

  • In England, since the stealing forth of one lonely ship, heard of no more, three spring-times had kissed finger-tips to winter and bourgeoned into summer, and three summers had held court in pride, then shrivelled into autumn.

    Sir Mortimer

  • Sharp surprise and a palpable fear bourgeoned upon the Captain's face.

    Roads of Destiny

  • Rig way took him across a field in which there was a newly bourgeoned copse; he remembered that, last spring, he had found white violets about the roots of the trees.

    Our Friend the Charlatan

  • It would be like mutilating his own being; the brotherly affection that had bourgeoned and grown between him and that rustic had struck its roots down into his life, too deep to be slain like that.

    The Downfall

  • Nevertheless, my little garden bourgeoned and blossomed under his large, protecting hand.

    Stories in Light and Shadow

  • Often he would creep away to the nest which Hugh had built and then forsaken; and seated there in the solitude of the wide-bourgeoned oak, he would sometimes feel for a moment as if lifted up above the world and its sorrows, to be visited by an all-healing wind from God, that came to him, through the wilderness of leaves around him -- gently, like all powerful things.

    David Elginbrod

  • That movement has bourgeoned globally as a result of U.S. actions that seem virtually calculated to incite Muslim outrage.



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