1 The bud has flowered; the flower has fallen.
2 She was gone in her own soft rapture, like a forest soughing with the dim, glad moan of spring, moving into bud.
3 It was a warm spring day, with a perfume of earth and of yellow flowers, many things rising to bud, and the garden still with the very sap of sunshine.
4 She stood in the little front garden, looking at the dewy flowers, the grey bed of pinks in bud already.
5 He had brought columbines and campions, and new-mown hay, and oak-tufts and honeysuckle in small bud.
6 As if alarmed, it descended on the right side of the barrow, with the glide of a water-drop down a bud, and then vanished.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
7 Tall ferns buried her in their leafage whenever her path lay through them, which now formed miniature forests, though not one stem of them would remain to bud the next year.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
8 He had nipped in the bud the possible meeting between Eustacia and her old lover this very night.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
9 The present season was indeed divine; the flowers of spring bloomed in the hedges, while those of summer were already in bud.
10 The birds sang in more cheerful notes, and the leaves began to bud forth on the trees.
11 I observed then, for the first time, that the boots he had on were a good deal the worse for wear, and that his stocking was just breaking out in one place, like a bud.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
12 The south wind blew Dora, and the wild flowers in the hedges were all Doras, to a bud.
13 My pretty little Dora's face would fall, and she would make her mouth into a bud again, as if she would very much prefer to shut mine with a kiss.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
14 It is a simple daisy, just bursting out of the bud.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian AndersenContext Highlight In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
15 She was like some rare flower grown for exhibition, a flower from which every bud had been nipped except the crowning blossom of her beauty.