Phrases with "grows"

Washington Irving The sterile spot grows into loveliness under his hand; and yet the operations of art which produce the effect are scarcely to be perceived. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

John Lewis Burckhard The shrub Doeyny (ﻲﻧﻴﻭﺩ) grows here in abundance; it is almost a foot in height, and continues green the whole year. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling Shere Khan has gone away to hunt far off till his coat grows again, for he is badly singed. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Ivan Turgenev An instant yet, and the boat that bears him will be overturned! But behold, it grows dim again, it withdraws, sinks down to the bottom, and there it lies, faintly stirring in the slime. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We have along these roads, as beautiful clean shade trees, the finest improved kinds of chestnut, walnut, butternut, pecan—whatever grows best in the locality. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

How the interest grows from scene to scene! The incident of Cromwell’s sons is most happily invented. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

William Dampier The grape-tree grows with a straight body of a diameter about a foot or more, and has but few limbs or boughs. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Meantime Trade had begun to appear: Trade, a plant which grows wherever there is peace, as soon as there is peace, and as long as there is peace. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

If I send them from us, why did I come?’ When they reached that portion of the road where it grows wider in front of the park, the pressure became less. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Our mate was a Hydriot, a native of that island rock which grows nothing but mariners and mariners’ wives. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Henry David Thoreau It grows on the gentle slopes, either in a continuous patch or in scattered and rounded tufts a foot in diameter, and it lasts till it is killed by the first smart frosts. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

The tobacco which grows wild has been rooted up and destroyed lest the men should obtain a leaf of it. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Then, and not before, sin is actually felt and acknowledged, and, if unaccompanied by repentance, grows a thousand-fold more virulent by its self-consciousness. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray One grows weary of being perpetually feasted with this rich, coarse, steaming food. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

I was being keyed up for some great crisis, for in my case the spirit acts direct on the body, and fatigue grows and ebbs with hope. Prester John by John Buchan

Nathaniel Hawthorne Then, and not before, sin is actually felt and acknowledged, and, if unaccompanied by repentance, grows a thousandfold more virulent by its self-consciousness. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arnold Benne But the appetite for knowledge grows by what it feeds on, and there are men who come to like a constant breathless hurry of endeavour. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

H. P. Lovecraf A noxious animal stench encompasses him, and he grows vacant-faced and subhuman. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

And so they have no Theocritus, but only ever‐renewing bursts of song everywhere as the millet grows ripe, and the lemon‐tree flowers, and the red poppies leap with the corn. Signa by Ouida

And the commonwealth, whose constitution can be no stranger to any of those virtues which are to be acquired in human life, grows familiar with death ere she dies. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Willa Cather If you take even a vine and cut it back again and again, it grows hard, like a tree. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope That a man as he grows old should feel the labour of writing to be a fatigue is natural enough. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle As he grows older he may understand that it is not always very discreet for a subaltern of cavalry to give such very abrupt refusals. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

People like to be plundered in company; dupery then grows into the spirit of party. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Just before we left my father said, “Mr. Borlsover, may my son here shake hands with you? It will be a thing to look back upon with pride when he grows to be a man. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Robert Green Ingersoll Orthodoxy is that which rots, and heresy is that which grows forever. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton But everything exists in the human soul: that orchard grows in our own brain, and there it is the shrine and theatre of some strange chance between a girl and a ragged poet and a mad farmer. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

As for the Pointsettia, it grows in Egypt to a height of twenty feet, and bears blossoms of such size and colour as we in England can form no idea of. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Meredith Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting: So were it with me if forgetting could be willed. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

George Gissing It’s a bad habit as grows on me, I fear. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It grows dark; I shall have to make haste to reach the convent. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

A long root pierces the covering and grows rapidly downward from the heavy end of the fruit, which arrangement secures that when the fruit falls off the root shall at once become embedded in the mud. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

William Dampier This, when it first shoots forth, grows in folds, like a fan when it is closed; and still as it grows bigger so it opens, till it becomes like a fan spread abroad. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

G. K. Chesterton He can mix with the most conservative statesmen; his tone grows continuously more gentle in the matter of religion. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

G. K. Chesterton First, a man never or hardly ever does grow sad as he grows old; on the contrary, the most melancholy young lovers can be found forty years afterwards chuckling over their port wine. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Great is the mystery of Space, greater is the mystery of Time; either mystery grows upon man, as man himself grows; and either seems to be a function of the godlike which is in man. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Here he grows turnips and affects Cincinnatus, pretends to have done with politics and to live only for breeding cattle and cultivating the classics. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells It grows upon me as I think it over. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Look how it grows up, crooked and distorted. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Washington Irving And, above all, startlingly true, beneath my feet was “‘Yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden-flower grows wild. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Charles Dickens Lights out, we in our berths, and the wind rising, the voice grows angrier and deeper. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

James Anthony Froude Diabolus grows uneasy and loses his sleep. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

H. G. Wells Then the eldest brother said, “This cooping up and cooping up grows more than I can bear. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

One grows weary of the perpetual half-truths of inveterate detraction. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Jack London In solitary one grows sick of oneself in his thoughts, and the only way to escape oneself is to sleep. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

She grows anxious; for she knows every road and by-path in the country round, and she has never seen this one. Laura Silver Bell by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Joyce For all of these have been thisworlders, time liquescing into state, pitiless age grows angelhood. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

A solitary dôm palm, the northernmost of its race and the first specimen one meets with on the Nile, grows in a garden adjoining this market-place; but we could scarcely see it for the blinding dust. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells He grows more like him every day. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The horror of the thing grows upon me every hour. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Ivan Turgenev It is only then that she finds out herself, comes to her true self, grows strong. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Rudyard Kipling I’ll clink you till you forget what the sun looks like, an’ I’ll pack-drill you till your kit grows into your shoulder-blades like toadstools on a stump. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope Oh, no! A woman at this profession grows old quicker than a man. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing You indulge it, and it grows worse, harder to resist. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Meredith We pray that you may not get old too soon, before she grows for you and is found, only that you may know in her our love. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

The hair on the head grows to a great length in some species of Semnopithecus;6 and in the bonnet monkey (Macacus radiatus) it radiates from a point on the crown, with a parting down the middle. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

William Henry Hudson It will look better when it grows long, I think. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Sir Walter Scott There is as much grass grows where my father’s stall stood, as might have been a good bite for the beasts he was used to kill. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

A creeping plant with very beautiful waxy leaves, said by Captain Murray to be vanilla, grows up many of the trees. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Anthony Trollope These things grow by degrees, and the mind also grows in becoming used to them; but I cannot see that there was any moment at which Mr. Lincoln could have stayed his hand and cried peace. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Natalie’s charming face grows paler and paler, Natalie’s heart throbs faster and faster, as the time comes nearer for reading the words which unite them for life. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

If it grows too thick, a little more milk may be added; or if it is too thin, a tiny lump of butter rolled in flour will thicken it. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Robert Louis Stevenson Beware, my lord, lest (when he grows up) your son should follow in the Master’s. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Crane Now when we look at anything with intent to draw — say a leafy bough as it grows in the sunshine — we see great complexity of form and surface-lighting. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

It grows hollow, nor is there the least appearance of a knot or joint throughout the whole extent. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

You say she grows like me: let her show me she does so in her contempt of small dangers, and fighting against the apprehensions of them, which is better still. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Andrew Lang Two days’ journey from here, in the path of the setting sun, there stands a cypress tree, larger than any other cypress that grows upon the earth. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence So cold, so fresh, so sea-clear her face was, it was like kissing a flower that grows near the surf. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The white man is generally ill-shaped, and when he grows fat he bulges in improbable places; the Mongol has beautiful bones and in old age he is almost as shapely as in youth. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Every one, as he grows up, becomes aware of time lost, and effort misapplied, in his own case. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

As years go by and the number of pages grows steadily, the feeling grows upon one, too, that one can write only for friends. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Anthony Trollope The cost is generally too high, and unfortunately grows larger and larger from year to year. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Hope Habit grows so quick, that only by an effort did I recollect that it floated no longer for me. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

John Lewis Burckhard The shrub called by the Arabs Defle (ﻪﻟﻔﺪ), grows on its banks; it has a red flower, and according to the Arabs is poisonous to cattle. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

William Dampier Before they thus sprout out there is a small spongy round knob grows in the inside, which we call an apple. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Edward Bellamy The child’s labor, when he grows up, will go to increase the common stock, not his parents’, who will be dead, and therefore he is properly nurtured out of the common stock. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

H. Rider Haggard Nay, the wolf Eric must be fenced from the lamb till he grows hungry. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James Last year I heard of such a delightful little spot; a place where a wild fig-tree grows in the south wall, the outer side, of an old Spanish city. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Some also narrate that a stone is found which grows pertinaciously into ships, in the same way as certain testacea on long voyages. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Thomas Hardy However, the place grows upon me; its recent associations are cheerful, and I am getting to like it fast. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

He described the shrub as standing between two and three feet high, having the stem nearly naked, but much branched above; it grows in large plantations, and forms the principal article of food. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Protect my child till he grows up. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

The world, inner and outer, grows dimmer till it reaches almost the vagueness of a dream. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle But I should like to take a little walk over the moor before it grows dark that I may know my ground to-morrow, and I think that I shall put this horseshoe into my pocket for luck. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H. G. Wells Where the road grows narrow and black between the high banks the crowd jammed, and a desperate struggle occurred. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Do you always cry when it grows dark?” “It does not become a man to shed tears in the daylight, little maid,” her father answered gently. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

George Gissing One grows accustomed, however, to such unpleasant necessities, and already she had learnt what was the minimum of expenditure for one who is troubled with a lady’s instincts. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft Yew grows — an’ that grows faster. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

A. E. W. Mason One grows old and a creature of customs. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Soon grows the pigmy to gigantic size; Her feet on earth, her forehead in the skies. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Here the white-crested maroudi, which is never found in the Demerara, is pretty plentiful; and here grows the tree which produces the moran, sometimes called balsam-capivi. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

That is, a bull, after he is tied to a fig-tree, though never so mad before, grows presently tame, and will suffer you to touch him, and on a sudden all his rage and fury cool and die. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Hence he grows ostentatious, likes that effect which is favourably talked of, and that show which wins consideration. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

E. Nesbi Of course you know what going into a tunnel is like? The engine gives a scream and then suddenly the noise of the running, rattling train changes and grows different and much louder. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Nikolai Gogol It grows colder in the fields. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Florence Dixie Suddenly the stride of the bird grows slower, his doubles become more frequent, showers of feathers fly in every direction as Plata seizes him by the tail, which comes away in his mouth. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

But it requires practice, for one’s arm soon grows weary. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

He said: “You’re quite right, Barnard, this affair grows more and more remarkable. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Jonathan Swif My head is pretty well, only a sudden turn any time makes me giddy for a moment, and sometimes it feels very stuffed; but if it grows no worse, I can bear it very well. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

G. K. Chesterton Sometimes what is happening to me grows vivid in a curious double way, as if it had happened before. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Virginia Woolf Some beauty, North thought, withers; some, he looked at her, grows more beautiful with age. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

I afterward found that it was universally used here, and was made of a reed that grows in marshes. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Francis Bacon When the plantation grows to strength, then it is time to plant with women, as well as with men; that the plantation may spread into generations, and not be ever pieced from without. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Margaret Oliphant The shock had struck her as such shocks strike the mortal frame when it grows old. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

A. E. W. Mason Oh,” he cried, drawing a deep breath, “but that country grows on you. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

William Dampier Green turtle live on grass which grows in the sea in 3, 4, 5, or 6 fathom water, at most of the places before mentioned. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

The vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolia) has been introduced from tropical America into India, but though it grows well, and flowers, it never fruits without artificial aid. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

I sent home specimens of this gossypium arboreum, which everywhere grows wild and which is chiefly used for wicks. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

When he first frets and pulls, keep a stiff rein and hold him in if you can; but if he grows mad and furious, slack your hand, clap your heels to him, and let him go. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

D. H. Lawrence And, as she murmured, her swaying softly subsided, like a boat on a sea that grows still. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells But I suppose one grows accustomed to the motion. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

W. H. Hudson She was always bold, the pretty one, now she grows careless. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He grows peevish and poor-spirited. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

H. G. Wells If the world grows out of them and they become inconvenient, it won’t kill anything essential in man to get others. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

William Dampier The prickly-pear, bush, or shrub, of about four or five foot high, grows in many places of the West Indies, as at Jamaica and most other islands there; and on the Main in several places. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Oscar Wilde I assure you I have no more claim on them than your butler, and when Miss Virginia grows up I daresay she will be pleased to have pretty things to wear. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

H. Rider Haggard But what is the good of talking? It grows dark. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Merolla says in 1682: “Cotton here is to be gathered in great abundance, and the shrubs it grows on are so prolific, that they never almost leave sprouting. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Even birds, such as pigeons, which pair for life, the female, as I hear from Mr. Jenner Weir, will desert her mate if he is injured or grows weak. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens So fades and languishes, grows dim and dies, All that this world is proud of, — and is not proud of, too. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

The sun’s rays there are soft and tempered: in plots of solid earth, whose soil is swart and fertile, grows the vine, nourishing with generous juice its purple, white, and golden grapes. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

James Payn But the fact is, that almost everybody likes Master Walter, and will continue to do so (although perhaps somewhat less as he grows older) to his dying day. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Andrew Lang Beginning low, with a kind of sharp tone thrilling through a whirring noise, it grows louder and louder, till it becomes a sort of fluttering windy roar. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Margaret Oliphant I am going back—home—to Alice. Tell Mr. Vincent; I think something must happen to-night,” she added, with a slight shiver; “it grows intolerable, beyond bearing. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Marjorie Bowen Your wife—ah, sir, the theatre grows something close, and my head throbs piteously. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

He was small and wizened—which was strange, because generally a Chinaman, as he grows in prosperity, puts on inches of girth and stature. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Henry Kingsley Sometimes, when I am falling asleep, my head begins to flutter and whirl, and I sit up in bed, breathless and perspiring till it grows still again. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Another of the genera grows “seed” of excellent lustre, corresponding with the azure brightness of the shell. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

William Makepeace Thackeray Observation grows used to the rags as much as the people do, and my impression of the walk through this district on a sunshiny, clear, autumn evening, is that of a fete. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

And yet all the time, with incomparable naiveté, he was asserting:— The longer I live among this people the deeper grows my feeling of natural superiority to them. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

They had been respectively in storage, and each, in taking the other out, has experienced in him the unfitness which grows upon the things put away for a time and reinstated in a former function. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

After rest he has energy, after energy he needs repose; so, when we have given instruction for a time, we need instruction, and must receive it or the spirit faints and wisdom herself grows bitter. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Nathaniel Hawthorne It changes, you know, as the boy grows towards manhood. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Jeffrey’s volubility (which was always superabundant) becomes even more copious, I think, as he grows older. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

On Thomas’s return home it was decided to send him to the University, despite the cynical warning of one of the village cronies, “Educate a boy, and he grows up to despise his ignorant parents. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

But lo! up peeps a little end when least expected, and we catch hold of it, and soon it grows into a handful; and what we had thought lost is again full of activity and gradually works itself out. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

The middle one divides and re-divides, and bears the flowers; ultimately it grows half as long again as the two other modified branches. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

It grows late; the dew falls heavily: you and Caroline will enjoy each other’s society, I doubt not. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Willa Cather It goes on crumbling and falling away, and in time this wash-out grows to be a spacious cavern. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

On the higher slopes nothing grows except stunted shrubs and heath, with the white bones of the limestone sticking out everywhere. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Ivan Turgenev Only how can it grow and rise upwards? To this precipice?’ And yet, it grows, grows enormously. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Henry Kingsley They can only hang thee once, and that is better than to keep it and foster it, and have it turn against thee when it grows up. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

The universe continually grows in quantity by new experiences that graft themselves upon the older mass; but these very new experiences often help the mass to a more consolidated form. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Nothing grows upon them, save here and there a tuft of stunted palm; and their substance seems to consist chiefly of crumbled brick, broken potsherds, and fragments of limestone. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jack London Tamales76 are very good when the air grows chilly late at night. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Charles Kingsley Excellence grows in all climes, transplants to none: the palm luxuriates only in the tropics, the Alp-rose only beside eternal snows. On Literature--English by Charles Kingsley

That life becomes more real to him than his actual existence, and he grows indifferent to events taking place around him while rent with emotion over the griefs to come in another age. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

John Lewis Burckhard The Djellabs, or slave merchants, do not carry any ebony into Egypt, Cairo being supplied with it from Djidda; but I understand that it grows in the deserts adjoining to Darfour on the west. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

H.P. Lovecraft Watch me in the sky close by the Demon–Star. “I cannot speak longer, for the body of Joe Slater grows cold and rigid, and the coarse brains are ceasing to vibrate as I wish. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

James Joyce Let him remember that too when he grows up. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

But it grows dark: the crowd has gradually dispersed, and only a few stragglers are left behind. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Isn’t it so? And if the heart grows scabby, take its skin off, even if it bleeds, wash it, and dress it up all afresh. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Robert Browning A wild bush grows and hides my crypt; She picked my glove up while she stripped A branch off, then rejoined the rest With that; my glove lay in her breast. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

One grows manly, and worships coronets and carriages. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Between these two figures is a large yellow vase, banded with blue and red; out of it grows a tall lily, with a crown of three red blossoms. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Now a man is not a plant, or, at least, he is a very curious one, for he carries his soil in his stomach, which is a kind — of portable flower-pot, and he grows round it, instead of out of it. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ford Madox Ford One grows skinny — my sort — the complexion fades, the teeth stick out. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Henry James I shall watch him with curiosity, to see what he grows into. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing Fire these houses, and kill every living creature that flees from them! It grows dark, but the fires will light us to our work. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Two days have passed, and though Mademoiselle Letellier grows paler and thinner, nothing more has been said about the stairs. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

A human being isn’t an orchid; he must draw something from the soil he grows in. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

I would wish him to enlarge his sympathies by patient and loving observation while he grows in mental power. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Gissing It is a passion—Heaven be thanked—that grows with my advancing years. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Walter Scott It grows late, and a night-cowl of good claret is worth all the considering-caps in Europe.” It was the copy of our conference. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Wilkie Collins Remember this when your heart is heavy, your path through life grows dark. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He knows about everything that grows or lives on the moor. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

A wide and deep hollow or valley existed among high sandhill country, timbered mostly with a eucalyptus, which is simply a gigantic species of mallee, but as it grows singly, it resembles gum-trees. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Well, no one could say what was gone wi’ him; only this, that his hat was found by the lake, under a haathorn that grows thar to this day, and ’twas thought he was drowned bathin’. Madam Crowl’s Ghost by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Eliot You will sing the whole duty of woman — ‘And from obedience grows my pride and happiness. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Olaf Stapledon The Spirit, his creature, grows in loveliness, and prepares herself to be his bride. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The men of these two tribes have very little hair on the various parts of the body where hair grows abundantly in Europeans, and the women have none on the corresponding parts. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Florence Dixie Don’t look sad ; Reggie will work for mother when he grows up, and make her rich again some day. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

The king-cup grows above the grass, And through the wood do the thrushes pass. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Now, when it grows old, the juice is improved, and though by the separation of the watery parts it loses in quantity, it gets in strength. Symposiacs by Plutarch

But she can’t help it, poor thing, so it’s not fair to blame her,” added David Skate. “It grows worse instead of better, and I don’t see what the end of it is to be. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

H. G. Wells Over this pass the foolery grows grimmer and viler. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

William Dampier On the top of the tree among the branches the betel-nut grows on a tough stem as big as a man’s finger, in clusters much as the coconuts do, and they grow 40 or 50 in a cluster. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Maria Edgeworth One grows strangely selfish by living in the world: ’tis a perfect cure for romantic notions of gratitude, and love, and so forth. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Louis Stevenson So, to the man, his own central self fades and grows clear again amid the tumult of the senses, like a revolving Pharos in the night. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

And—if ye do all we want well, and I’m sure you will—I’ll never lose sight o’ ye while grass grows and you and me lives. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith It is to be noted that Polly grows much humbler to him on paper, which being instantly perceived by the mercurial one, his caressing condescension to her is very beautiful. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Men do not accumulate hate against each other in tiny amounts, treasuring every pinch carefully till it grows at last into a monstrous and explosive hoard. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

So far the pragmatist is hardly less abstract than the ordinary slouchy epistemologist; but as he defines himself farther, he grows more concrete. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Caroline Lamb Under the influence of these reflections, the character grows sullen and reserved, detaches itself from all social enjoyments, and professes to despise the honours for which it secretly pines. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

M. P. Shiel The floor I can no longer touch with my feet; the table of stone itself grows hot; the iron casing of the chamber, even under the scarlet gleam of the lamp, now emits the redding glow of heated metal. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Nay, as the brute grows accustomed to the mill, so have I grown wedded to business; and even the brief relaxation I have now allowed myself seems to me rather irksome than pleasurable. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

John Lewis Burckhard This is a fine spring; high grass grows in the narrow pass near it, with several date-trees and a gigantic fig-tree. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Robert Green Ingersoll John Knox started this doctrine in Scotland, and there is this peculiarity about Presbyterianism, it grows best where the soil is poorest. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing Year by year, such influence grows of more account. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James It’s the proper duty of the daughter of the house — when she grows up. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Perhaps, therefore, the crocodile does not change, but all things else do: even the shadow of the pyramids grows less. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Walter Scott Hope, like the glimmering taper’s light, Adorns and cheers the way; And still, the darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Anthony Trollope Oh, those lovers’ rambles! A man as he grows old can perhaps teach himself to regret but few of the sweets which he is compelled to leave behind him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins Every day, Julie, the conviction grows on me that I shall end badly. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The tribunate, like the government, grows weak as the number of its members increases. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

He grows more thoughtful every day. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

The tree itself is bushy and large, and sometimes grows of the size to a wide-spreading oak. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The fault, if it is a fault, grows upon us, for the whole present tendency of American life is centrifugal, and just so far as literature is the language of our life, it shares this tendency. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Nellie Bly Nothing ever equaled the rapidity of its growth, it being affirmed that it can really be seen growing! In the thirty days that it grows it may reach a height of seventy-five feet. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

If the tree be not exhausted by draining, in five or six months it grows afresh; and, at the end of two or three years, may again be cut or tapped. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson