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She is entering the burgeoning field of alternative energy.
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  • She is entering the burgeoning field of alternative energy.
  • Government debt burgeons in an economic slowdown.
  • He felt such a burgeoning fear in his chest that it was hard to breathe.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I was clever, a burgeoning hero with an Mar like a bar of Ramston steel.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • The burgeoning light.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But even before I learned the full truth concerning what happened to her, I was able to re-create a smudged view of the events of that day—a day which the records describe as being prematurely warm and greenly burgeoning with spring, ferns unfolding, the forsythia in early bud, the air sunshiny and clear.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was a beautiful day, with the burgeoning greenery of the steep banks blurring in the ruffled surface of the loch.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan was told that Reliant, along with a number of other vendors interested in providing services to the King Abdullah Economic City, were to prepare their wares and present them at a site to be determined, somewhere at the coastal heart of the burgeoning city, and that they would be notified shortly before the King would arrive.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Franz relished being with McCandless, but their burgeoning friendship also reminded him how lonely he’d been.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The competition for resources intensifies, and burgeoning tribes itch to kill each other.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Here, burgeoning manhood was guided and celebrated through a rite of passage.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • On all sides, towering bookcases burgeoned with volumes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And we realized the importance of our coming missions, to halt the ever-burgeoning influx of Taliban recruits streaming in over the high peaks of the Hindu Kush and to capture their leaders for interrogation.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • As the sphere of light grew, it intensified, like a burgeoning fiend preparing to consume the entire sky.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There was a burgeoning within him of strange feelings and unwonted impulses.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Military units drilled openly, and though powered aircraft were forbidden under the Versailles Treaty, the strength of the burgeoning Luftwaffe was on conspicuous display over an airfield, where gliders swooped over impressed tourists and Hitler Youth.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Besides, she was a burgeoning brain, which meant she got to be free to do things like spend that summer afternoon drawing detailed pictures of a fly’s eye on graph paper with her 130-pack of Prisma Colors.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Luna, my love, if you should feel any burgeoning talent today — perhaps an unexpected urge to sing opera or to declaims in Mermish — do not repress it!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • You won’t tell, will you? I Won’t Bore You with all the tedious details of the next seven months’ the day-to-day grind, belly burgeoning around the life growing inside me.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Two, four, eight, the buds in their turn budded; and having budded were dosed almost to death with alcohol; consequently burgeoned again and having budded–bud out of bud out of bud–were thereafter–further arrest being generally fatal–left to develop in peace.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Was there a chance that he might be allowed back to Hogwarts, then? A small shoot of hope burgeoned in Harry’s chest, almost immediately strangled by panic — how was he supposed to refuse to surrender his wand without doing magic?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • La Raza Unida Party, founded in South Texas, became the arm of the movement’s burgeoning political campaigns.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Peter’s ancestral tree burgeoned with the names of wealthy business magnates, influential politicians, and a number of distinguished scientists, some even fellows of London’s Royal Society.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I knew very well that all he said was ridiculous, not light for their darkness but flattery, illusion, a vortex pulling them from sunlight to heat, a kind of midsummer burgeoning, waltz to the sickle.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Mother’s milk, Purefoy, the milk of human kin, milk too of those burgeoning stars overhead rutilant in thin rainvapour, punch milk, such as those rioters will quaff in their guzzling den, milk of madness, the honeymilk of Canaan’s land.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The girls led them up four steep, very long flights of creaking wooden stairs and guided them through a doorway into their own wonderful and resplendent tenement apartment, which burgeoned miraculously with an infinite and proliferating flow of supple young naked girls and contained the evil and debauched ugly old man who irritated Nately constantly with his caustic laughter and the clucking, proper old woman in the ash-gray woolen sweater who disapproved of everything immoral that…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The first was a burgeoning industry of escapism.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Her troops will occupy Kowloon, the island and all of the burgeoning New Territories.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Like a Puppy I stay, and for once I stay long enough for the ice dam to melt, warm into an easy flow, burgeoning into a river of need.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Since its revolution Cuba had achieved real control over diseases still burgeoning ninety miles away in Haiti, such as dengue fever, typhoid, tuberculosis, aids.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And I did kill them, kills infinitely varied and great distances apart, as I walked with the vampire’s sight and light movement through this teeming, burgeoning city, my victims surrounding me, seducing me, inviting me to their supper tables, their carriages, their brothels.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • What growth there was consisted of rank weeds and the trees were mulberries and locusts and sycamores—trees thatpartook also of the foul desiccation which surrounded the houses; trees whose very burgeoning seemed to be the sad and stubborn remnant ofSeptember, as if even spring had passed them by, leaving them tofeed upon the rich andunmistakable smellof negroes in which they grew.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Occasionally I would press Amalfi or one of my other playmates-less aristocratic than I and thus with access to the datasphere or fatline transmitters-to uplink some of my verses to the Ring or to Mars, and thus to the burgeoning farcaster colonies.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I was surprised, and a little bit awed by the fact, like a person who learns unexpectedly that he has inherited a million dollars, all lying up there in the bank for him to draw on, or who learns that the little stitch in the side is cancer and that he is carrying around inside himself that mysterious, apocalyptic, burgeoning thing which is part of himself but is, at the same time, not part of himself but the enemy.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • …and garrulous folly, that shape without even a face yet because I had not even seen the photograph then, reflected in the secret and bemused gaze of a young girl: because I who had learned nothing of love, not even parents’ love—that find dear constant violation of privacy, that stultification of the burgeoning and incorrigible I which is the meed and due of all mammalian meat, became not mistress, not beloved, but more than even love; I became all polymath love’s androgynous advocate.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • There was a low, burgeoning whistle as the kettle started to boil.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • She shook her head; under the kerchief it was burgeoning with curlers.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Or here was the law: as his life diminished, theirs burgeoned, requiring attention.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • I wasn’t the only one witnessing the burgeoning prostitution trade along Dixie Highway.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • That raises an interesting question about the burgeoning offshore call-center industry in Bangalore, India.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He combined his burgeoning knowledge with logic, enthusiasm, and rhetoric, and he made a little go a long way.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Broken Arrow definitely burgeons, then.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • These are the venerated emblems of the burgeoning economy, easier to identify than the names of battlefields or dead presidents.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The tyrannic scent of May was in the air; it was the time when young hearts blossom and burgeon, and boys try to think of heroic deeds.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The youth of the race seemed burgeoning in me, over-civilized man that I was, and I lived for myself the old hunting days and forest nights of my remote and forgotten ancestry.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • MOS: I fear, I shall begin to grow in love With my dear self, and my most prosperous parts, They do so spring and burgeon; I can feel A whimsy in my blood: I know not how, Success hath made me wanton.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • They will fall bursted on the loamy warm wet earth; when the wind blows in the orchard the air will be filled with dropping plums; the night will be filled with the sound of their dropping, and a great tree of birds will sing, burgeoning, blossoming richly, filling the air also with warm-throated plum-dropping bird-notes.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The slave population, too, had burgeoned to nearly 700,000 men, women, and children who had no freedom whatever.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The steep, stony mountain crevasses and cliffs, dust-colored, sinister places, were now alive with the burgeoning armies of the Taliban.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Madame Manec’s energy, Marie-Laure is learning, is extraordinary; she burgeons, shoots off stalks, wakes early, works late, concocts bisques without a drop of cream, loaves with less than a cup of flour.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
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