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  • SEATTLE TERRORIZED BY SLAYINGS It's been less than a decade since the city of Seattle was the hunting ground for the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.†   (source)
  • The rule was you could only buy work done by students in your own year, but that still gave us plenty to choose from, since most of us could get pretty prolific over a three-month period.†   (source)
  • Advice was prolific, if contradictory.†   (source)
  • Perry was not a gifted liar, or a prolific one; however, once he had told a fiction he usually stuck by it.†   (source)
  • Unseasonably cold weather, meanwhile, makes people cheat prolifically; so do heavy rain and wind.†   (source)
  • When Minetta left for the halfway house, her movie seat was briefly taken by a tall, imposing, and largely silent white girl who was a prolific crocheter and was also leaving soon.†   (source)
  • Arguably the greatest runner who ever lived, Man o' War became a prolific sire, populating the racing world with beautiful man-eaters.†   (source)
  • He was the most prolific letter writer of the six flagraisers.†   (source)
  • Jennings that, contrary to popular belief, Bach was not more prolific than Telemann; he's just better remembered.†   (source)
  • Looks like your brother was a bit more prolific than you thought.†   (source)
  • I hope you are a prolific writer.†   (source)
  • But the witches are the most prolific.†   (source)
  • Sir, she walks, she talks, she's full of chalk, the lacteal fluid extracted from the female of the bovine species is highly prolific to the nth degree, sir," I answered by rote one of the formulae that passes for scholarship at military colleges.†   (source)
  • I was prolific, however, I wrote other pieces, entire tracts on him, tones and notes of him, but nothing I could use.†   (source)
  • The elephant is larger, the horse is stronger and swifter, the butterfly more beautiful, the mosquito more prolific, even the simple sponge is more durable!†   (source)
  • He should, however, remember that such birds definitely are not found upon the western continent, but seem to be quite prolific in the east.†   (source)
  • They envision a prolific assortment of caughtoutedness.   (source)
    prolific = abundant
  • That particular book was a little longer, so Liesel was able to get through it only nine times, her pace increasing ever so slightly by the end of such prolific readings.   (source)
    prolific = large amounts of
  • Yours certainly isn't the easiest or most prolific system.†   (source)
  • My mother went through the most prolific period in her life while I was recovering.†   (source)
  • Religious fanaticism I find to be fully as prolific an exciting cause of insanity as intemperance — but I am inclined to believe that neither religion nor intemperance will induce insanity in a truly sound mind — I think there is always a predisposing cause which renders the individual liable to the malady, when exposed to any disturbing agency, whether mental or physical.†   (source)
  • Although very familiar with Bernini's work, Langdon knew the sculptor had been far too prolific for any nonspecialist to know all of it.†   (source)
  • I'm beginning to see that crops on Mars are extremely prolific, thanks to the billions of dollars' worth of life support equipment around me.†   (source)
  • Bernini was incredibly prolific.†   (source)
  • The dwarves are also long-lived, yet they are more prolific than us and do not share our restraint or our taste for intrigue.†   (source)
  • He was a prolific yarn spinner.†   (source)
  • It seems to him that he can see, feel, about him the ghosts of rich fields, and of the rich fecund black life of the quarters, the mellow shouts, the presence of fecund women, the prolific naked children in the dust before the doors; and the big house again, noisy, loud with the treble shouts of the generations.†   (source)
  • …years of careful nurturing, perhaps not by blood, not even Coldfield blood, but certainly by the tradition in which Thomas Sutpen's ruthless will had carved a niche) to pass through the soft insulated and unscathed cocoon stages: bud, served prolific queen, then potent and soft-handed matriarch of old age's serene and well-lived content—Judith handicapped by what in me was a few years' ignorance but which in her was ten generations of iron prohibition, who had not learned that first…†   (source)
  • I hear my brother has become a prolific contributor to the "People's Messenger."†   (source)
  • Captain the Honorable Edward Fairfax Vere, to give his full title, was a bachelor of forty or thereabouts, a sailor of distinction even in a time prolific of renowned seamen.†   (source)
  • The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in the face of her danger.†   (source)
  • He was prolific in pretexts.†   (source)
  • The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Herbert Spencer, another collection of the prolific Alphonse Daudet's brilliant tales, and a novel called "Middlemarch," as to which there had lately been interesting things said in the reviews.†   (source)
  • He's prouder than all the fierce Artabans of whom Gascony has ever been and will ever be the prolific Alma Mater!†   (source)
  • "I know you," offering his hand cordially to Paul; "it was a prolific week, as my herbal and catalogues shall one day prove.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Moss did not take her stand on the equality of the human race; she was a patient, prolific, loving-hearted woman.†   (source)
  • A little heat, that is, a little motion, is all that differences the bald, dazzling white, and deadly cold poles of the earth from the prolific tropical climates.†   (source)
  • They were now illuminated by the morning radiance of a young child's disposition, but, later in the day of earthly existence, might be prolific of the storm and whirlwind.†   (source)
  • Some thought it was part flying squirrel or some other wild animal, which is not impossible, for, according to naturalists, prolific hybrids have been produced by the union of the marten and domestic cat.†   (source)
  • Nancy remained, pale and almost breathless, listening with quivering lip to the very audible expressions of scorn, of which the chaste housemaids were very prolific; and of which they became still more so, when the man returned, and said the young woman was to walk upstairs.†   (source)
  • This consideration may be taken as another prolific source of poetry which is opened in democratic ages.†   (source)
  • He was a stout bluff-looking gentleman, with no shirt-collar to speak of, and a beard that had been growing since yesterday morning; for Dr Lumbey was popular, and the neighbourhood was prolific; and there had been no less than three other knockers muffled, one after the other within the last forty-eight hours.†   (source)
  • Here and there was one of those uncomfortable tributes to elegance in which the upholsterer's art, in France, is so prolific; a curtain recess with a sheet of looking-glass in which, among the shadows, you could see nothing; a divan on which, for its festoons and furbelows, you could not sit; a fireplace draped, flounced, and frilled to the complete exclusion of fire.†   (source)
  • Being always on the defensive toward her own sisters, it was natural that she should be keenly conscious of her superiority, even as the weakest Dodson, over a husband's sister, who, besides being poorly off, and inclined to "hang on" her brother, had the good-natured submissiveness of a large, easy-tempered, untidy, prolific woman, with affection enough in her not only for her own husband and abundant children, but for any number of collateral relations.†   (source)
  • I experienced, too, the truth of the observation, "that after getting the first hundred pound, it is more easy to get the second," money itself being of a prolific nature.†   (source)
  • There the house was with the nine windows, the unprolific vine.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unprolific means not and reverses the meaning of prolific. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Ah Mother, prolific and full in all besides, yet how long barren, barren?†   (source)
  • It concerns a young American woman living in a region of prolific orchards who is asked by a visiting Englishman what the residents do with so much fruit.†   (source)
  • For his nutriment he shewed how he would feed himself exclusively upon a diet of savoury tubercles and fish and coneys there, the flesh of these latter prolific rodents being highly recommended for his purpose, both broiled and stewed with a blade of mace and a pod or two of capsicum chillies.†   (source)
  • Sprouts take and accumulate, stand by the curb prolific and vital, Landscapes projected masculine, full-sized and golden.†   (source)
  • …Fourth-month eve at sundown, and the gray smoke lucid and bright, With floods of the yellow gold of the gorgeous, indolent, sinking sun, burning, expanding the air, With the fresh sweet herbage under foot, and the pale green leaves of the trees prolific, In the distance the flowing glaze, the breast of the river, with a wind-dapple here and there, With ranging hills on the banks, with many a line against the sky, and shadows, And the city at hand with dwellings so dense, and stacks of…†   (source)
  • Could that which procures a freer vent for the products of the earth, which furnishes new incitements to the cultivation of land, which is the most powerful instrument in increasing the quantity of money in a state--could that, in fine, which is the faithful handmaid of labor and industry, in every shape, fail to augment that article, which is the prolific parent of far the greatest part of the objects upon which they are exerted?†   (source)
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