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  • He still wished the Wooded Island had been left alone, and he decried the unplanned proliferation of concession buildings that "intercepted vistas and disturbed spaces intended to serve for the relief of the eye from the too nearly constant demands upon attention of the Exposition Buildings."†   (source)
  • Continuity lapses had begun to proliferate with the stealth of rats breeding in cellar corners: for a space of thirty pages, the Baron had become the Viscount from Misery's Quest.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.†   (source)
  • Even before the calamitous outcome of the 1996 premonsoon climbing season, the proliferation of commercial expeditions over the past decade was a touchy issue.†   (source)
  • Nor did it make sense for him to put out an offering of food to keep sprites from turning the milk sour when he knew that sour milk was actually caused by a proliferation of tiny organisms in the liquid.†   (source)
  • The rear garden was a tangled jungle in which every type of plant and flower had proliferated and where Clara's birds kept up a steady din, along with many generations of cats and dogs.†   (source)
  • Small errors grow heads, fictions proliferate.†   (source)
  • Ebola proliferated in their bodies.†   (source)
  • During the 1980s and 1990s, children's clubs proliferated, as corporations used them to solicit the names, addresses, zip codes, and personal comments of young customers.†   (source)
  • American diplomats began holding discussions with their foreign ministry counterparts, who then had to add trafficking to the list of major concerns such as proliferation and terrorism.†   (source)
  • To control the proliferation of paper, Hema insisted he draw in exercise books, which he did, filling page after page.†   (source)
  • It was the proliferation of gun control laws, they said.†   (source)
  • Along the ground suddenly, on both sides of the path, he saw dozens of new mushrooms the rain had spawned poking their nodular fingers up through the clammy earth like lifeless stalks of flesh, sprouting in such necrotic profusion everywhere he looked that they seemed to be proliferating right before his eyes.†   (source)
  • Moments of valor proliferated.†   (source)
  • Over time, missions branched out to counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.†   (source)
  • Within minutes he was in the pulsing center of the city, driving along the crowded Canebiere, with its proliferation of expensive shops, the rays of the afternoon sun bouncing off expanses of tinted glass on either side, and on either side enormous sidewalk cafes.†   (source)
  • third, working together on international issues more widely, for example UN peacekeeping, to which both our countries have been important contributors, arms proliferation and the Middle East.†   (source)
  • Areté is dead and science, logic and the University as we know it today have been given their founding charter: to find and invent an endless proliferation of forms about the substantive elements of the world and call these forms knowledge, and transmit these forms to future generations.†   (source)
  • Food terms such as taco, enchilada, chili, burrito, ceviche, empanada, guacamole, jalapeno, and tamale are common in the American vocabulary from the proliferation of Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants, and supermarkets as far away as New England offer large sections with Mexican ingredients.†   (source)
  • Even his papers had begun to proliferate.†   (source)
  • There is something exemplary to the sensation of near-perfect lightness, of being in a place and not being there, which seems of course a chronic condition of my life but then, too, its everyday unction, the trouble finding a remedy but not quite a cure, so that the problem naturally proliferates until it has become you through and through.†   (source)
  • Now, with the times changing so rapidly, these courses have proliferated over the entire state.†   (source)
  • That table just went on proliferating.†   (source)
  • Iran was found in direct violation of the non-proliferation treaty.
  • Thai restaurants have proliferated in this area.
  • Solar had proliferated before it was efficient, and people lost money.†   (source)
  • At first Aureliano Segundo did not notice the alarming proportions of the proliferation.†   (source)
  • For following the proliferation of quotes had come something secret.†   (source)
  • Even boys' names—which have always been scarcer than girls'—have been proliferating wildly.†   (source)
  • As clarity among elected officials proliferated, there were rumblings inside and outside the Circle: What about the Circle itself?†   (source)
  • It wasn't until after the thumbectomy, and that bizarre birthday cake like a left-over prop from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, that the balls of crumpled-up paper had begun to proliferate in the wastebasket again.†   (source)
  • The recent proliferation on the slopes of Everest of latter —day Wilsons and Dennians-marginally qualified dreamers like some of my cohorts-is a phenomenon that has provoked strong criticism.†   (source)
  • The main development, and one that Bailey himself zinged about every few hours, was the rapid proliferation of other elected leaders, in the U.S. and globally, who had chosen to go clear.†   (source)
  • You proliferate weapons of mass destruction, but it is the Pope who travels the world beseeching leaders to use restraint.†   (source)
  • All he had to do was to take Petra Cores to his breeding grounds and have her ride across his land in order to have every animal marked with his brand succumb to the irremediable plague of proliferation.†   (source)
  • During lunch, commenting with General Moncada about that disconcerting proliferation, she expressed the desire for Colonel Aureliano Buendia to come back someday and gather all of his sons together in the house.†   (source)
  • In the room devoured by rubble, whose unchecked proliferation had finally defeated it, he thought about the best way to frame the request, but when he found Fernanda taking her meal from the embers, which was his only chance to speak to her, the laboriously formulated request stuck in his throat and he lost his voice.†   (source)
  • As it grew larger, the spark proliferated, dividing into a cluster of dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of tiny points of light.†   (source)
  • The ocean looked like ashes, the old palaces of the marquises were about to succumb to a proliferation of beggars, and it was impossible to discern the ardent scent of jasmine behind the vapors of death from the open sewers.†   (source)
  • 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 occurred there and tried her best to tidy up.†   (source)
  • Nass believes there will be a spread of voice technologies from higher —to lower-end things, and with this proliferation will come the issues of how we integrate them—"or do we want a cacophony of voices in our home screaming for attention?"†   (source)
  • He took off his hat, placed it brim up on the dock in case anyone wanted to throw him a coin, and began to empty his pockets of handfuls of pale baby chicks that seemed to proliferate in his fingers.†   (source)
  • But most remarkable of all were the wondrous and unexplained proliferations of abstract categories that seemed freighted with special meanings that never got stated and whose content could only be guessed at; these piled one after another so fast and so close that Phaedrus knew he had no possible way of understanding what was before him, much less take issue with it.†   (source)
  • As any modern parent knows, the baby-naming industry is booming, as evidenced by a proliferation of books, websites, and baby-name consultants.†   (source)
  • Real-estate agents still get a higher price for their own homes than comparable homes owned by their clients, but since the proliferation of real-estate websites, the gap between the two prices has shrunk by a third.†   (source)
  • He creates, in this way, diverse futures, diverse times which themselves also proliferate and fork.†   (source)
  • But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide.†   (source)
  • It was curious how that beetle-like type proliferated in the Ministries: little dumpy men, growing stout very early in life, with short legs, swift scuttling movements, and fat inscrutable faces with very small eyes.†   (source)
  • But after thinking it over, I realized that these so-called clouds were caused simply by the changing densities of the long ground swells, and I even spotted the foaming "white caps" that their breaking crests were proliferating over the surface of the water.†   (source)
  • Even when Greek culture receded in the Western Empire, Homer's matter proliferated in Latin translations, digests, and reworkings, which nurtured an ideal of heroism for medieval epics and Troy romances.†   (source)
  • There are desks set up for each delegate, and onstage there is a podium where a girl in a black suit is making a speech about nuclear nonproliferation.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nonproliferation means not and reverses the meaning of proliferation. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • We assumed that the foreign policy issues that properly furrowed the brow were lofty and complex, like nuclear nonproliferation.†   (source)
  • Nor, as I have said, is this large proliferation of foreign surnames confined to the large cities.†   (source)
  • [37] The result of this isolation, on the one hand, was that proliferation of the colonial speech which I have briefly reviewed, and on the other hand, the preservation of many words and phrases that gradually became obsolete in England†   (source)
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