1 The Friends of the A B C were not numerous, it was a secret society in the state of embryo, we might almost say a coterie, if coteries ended in heroes.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
2 So the barricade of the Rue de la Chanvrerie was only an outline, and an embryo compared to the two colossal barricades which we have just sketched; but it was formidable for that epoch.
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3 One of these virtuosi seemed to think that I might be an embryo, or abortive birth.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
4 The Little Theaters, which were to give piquancy to American drama three or four years later, were only in embryo.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XVII