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 Meanings and Examples of GERM
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 n.  bacteria; earliest form of an organism; seed
Classic Sentence:
1  To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  Caderousse's plans alarmed Andrea still more than his ideas; ideas were but the germ, the plan was reality.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
3  Providence, in the person of this little girl, had assigned to Hester's charge, the germ and blossom of womanhood, to be cherished and developed amid a host of difficulties.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
4  By thy first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil; but since that moment it has all been a dark necessity.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
5  He said it with some bitterness, and no doubt it contains the real germ of truth.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
6  That is the germ of my great discovery.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In I
7  Yet even by this deadly winter the germ of hope was not to be kept from sprouting in their hearts.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
8  For to effect a gradual reform requires a sagacious man who can discern mischief while it is still remote and in the germ.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
9  Each breath the children take in such a house is full of the germs of evil.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
10  My duty will be to develop these germs: surely I shall find some happiness in discharging that office.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
11  But her course was too purely reasonable not to contain the germs of rebellion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
13  We articled clerks, as germs of the patrician order of proctors, were treated with so much consideration, that I was almost my own master at all times.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
14  The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
Example Sentence:
1  Honesty is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
2  The epidemic was caused by a particularly virulent flu germ.
3  He finds that his diet of wheat germ and organic honey isn't nutritious at all.
4  The air is full of millions of invisible germs.
5  Dirty hands can be a breeding ground for germs.
6  Put disinfectant down the toilet to kill any germs.
7  Chlorine is widely used to kill germs.
8  They used bleach to kill any germs in the sink and drain.
9  In warm weather these germs multiply rapidly.
10  One speck of dirt on your utensils may contain enough germs to taint an entire batch of preserves.