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a genuine creature of the fair earth, not dissipated or too early ripened by books, philosophy, religion, society, or care
But for all that, their acquaintance had not ripened into friendship.
This gave them time for each other that they had never had before, and their intimacy ripened fast.
No--if all deceit contains in it the seed of retribution, to be ripened inexorably in the lapse of time.
Beginning by being inseparable companions, we ripened and developed into true lovers.
She thought so herself; but as spring came on, the seed of new virtues, planted in the winter time, and ripened by the sunshine of endeavor, began to bud in Polly's nature, betraying their presence to others by the added strength and sweetness of her character, long before she herself discovered these May flowers that had blossomed for her underneath the snow.
Capitalism was adjudged by the sociologists of the time to be the culmination of bourgeois rule, the ripened fruit of the bourgeois revolution.
Corn ripened and rotted in the fields, for there were none to gather it.
There was not in all that vanished October one day that did not come in with auroral splendour and go out attended by a fair galaxy of evening stars--not a day when there were not golden lights in the wide pastures and purple hazes in the ripened distances.
Girls were like fruit; some ripened soon, and some ripened late.
Orozco' and 'Newmex Twilight' did well outside as ornamental plants, but relatively few fruits ripened, while 'Gold Nugget' produced an abundance of small, rounded decorative fruits, many of which ripened.
You may have to wait until the end of December to see some fully ripened fruit.