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cultivate
used in Frankenstein

8 uses
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Definition enhance growth or development — such as:
  • to grow crops or prepare land for them
  • enhance a relationship — especially for a purpose
  • develop discernment (better recognition of differences) in taste or judgment
  • to grow a culture in a petri dish
  • He is an Englishman, and in the midst of national and professional prejudices, unsoftened by cultivation, retains some of the noblest endowments of humanity.
    Introductory Letters (31% in)
  • I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans.
    Introductory Letters (26% in)
  • He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated, and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the choicest art, yet they flow with rapidity and unparalleled eloquence.
    Introductory Letters (77% in)
  • I attended the lectures and cultivated the acquaintance of the men of science of the university, and I found even in M. Krempe a great deal of sound sense and real information, combined, it is true, with a repulsive physiognomy and manners, but not on that account the less valuable.
    Chapter 4 (2% in)
  • I observed, with pleasure, that he did not go to the forest that day, but spent it in repairing the cottage and cultivating the garden.
    Chapter 12 (31% in)
  • Men who before this change seemed to have been hid in caves dispersed themselves and were employed in various arts of cultivation.
    Chapter 12 (97% in)
  • As night advanced I placed a variety of combustibles around the cottage, and after having destroyed every vestige of cultivation in the garden, I waited with forced impatience until the moon had sunk to commence my operations.
    Chapter 16 (33% in)
  • It had a wild and rocky appearance, but as I approached nearer I easily perceived the traces of cultivation.
    Chapter 20 (83% in)

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