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ripe

adj. in Constitutional law, referring to a law case appealed from a state or federal court which is ready for consideration by the Supreme Court, meaning that all other avenues for determining the case have been exhausted, there is a real controversy, and the law needs to be settled on one or more issues raised by the case.

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A magnificent peach was hanging against an adjoining wall, ripened by the same artificial heat.
Even the crops of barley and wheat [9] are often brought into the houses to be dried and ripened. At Valdivia (in the same latitude of
a genuine creature of the fair earth, not dissipated or too early ripened by books, philosophy, religion, society, or care!' insinuating a treachery and contempt for all we had so long loved and wrought in ourselves and others.
Capitalism was adjudged by the sociologists of the time to be the culmination of bourgeois rule, the ripened fruit of the bourgeois revolution.
The hilltop, the cool air of the night, the company of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills and valleys and crossing files of lamps, drew him by all he had of the poetic, and he turned that way; and by that quite innocent deflection, ripened the crop of his venial errors for the sickle of destiny.
'The use of different chemicals to ripen the fruits may accelerate the fruits sales or boost the businesses but it is the death which was selling by those shopkeepers,' Ahmed Hassan, a consumer shopping at Aabpara Market claimed.
Summary: Junagarh (Gujarat) [India], Jan 29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ensured that the children of Kaneri village will not have to swim across the Ripen River to reach their school in Gujarat's Junagadh district.
MEDICAL and health experts have warned Nigerians against using chemicals to ripen fruits, saying substances like carbide are responsible for the rising cases of liver, kidney and cancer in the country.
AS the weather turns cooler, many fruits, including outdoor tomatoes, become slower to ripen and you may end up with trusses of fruits looking more green than red.
Ripen your tomatoes before it's too late As the weather turns cooler, many fruits, including outdoor tomatoes, become slower to ripen and you may end up with trusses of fruits looking more green than red.
For tasty veg crops that ripen successfully, keep well watered and pull out any weeds.