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proliferate

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Definition to rapidly grow or increase in number
  • We must not let them proliferate nuclear arms.
  • Iran was found in direct violation of the non-proliferation treaty.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Thai restaurants have proliferated in this area.
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • As it grew larger, the spark proliferated, dividing into a cluster of dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of tiny points of light.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Ebola proliferated in their bodies.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He creates, in this way, diverse futures, diverse times which themselves also proliferate and fork.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • That table just went on proliferating.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Confederate monuments, memorials, and imagery proliferated throughout the South during the Civil Rights Era.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • To control the proliferation of paper, Hema insisted he draw in exercise books, which he did, filling page after page.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Even his papers had begun to proliferate.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Moments of valor proliferated.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Small errors grow heads, fictions proliferate.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Nuclear had proliferated before it was safe, and there were accidents.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When cell phones proliferated, you could call your buddies who might have gotten out to the beach before you.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Now, with the times changing so rapidly, these courses have proliferated over the entire state.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was the proliferation of gun control laws, they said.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Even before the calamitous outcome of the 1996 premonsoon climbing season, the proliferation of commercial expeditions over the past decade was a touchy issue.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In a few years, without effort, simply by luck, he had accumulated one of the largest fortunes in the swamp thanks to the supernatural proliferation of his animals.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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