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cultivate
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
enhance growth or development
in various senses, including:
  • 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
  • "We're cultivating the soil, sister," he said.
    Book 1 — Genesis (43% in)
  • How did this curse come to me, when it's God's own will to cultivate the soil!"
    Book 1 — Genesis (45% in)
  • It comes from a stupendous tuber, which the women cultivate and dig from the ground, soak in the river, dry in the sun, pound to white powder in hollowed-out logs, and boil.
    Book 2 — Revelation (6% in)
  • And he stays, cultivating me like a small inheritance of land where his future resides.
    Book 5 — Exodus (14% in)
  • She took up a hoe instead, and began to put every square inch of her sandy two-acre rented lot under cultivation: peanuts, sweet potatoes, and four dozen kinds of flowers.
    Book 5 — Exodus (20% in)

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