v. cause to sprout or grow; come into existence
After the seeds germinate and develop their permanent leaves, the plants may be removed from the cold frames and transplanted to the garden.
Sentence in Classic:
Be that as it may, it did comprehend it; for in our souls there germinate far greater powers than we poor mortals, despite all our cleverness, have any notion of.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
She had once more shown her talent for profiting by the unexpected, and dangerous theories as to the advisability of yielding to impulse were germinating under the surface of smiling attention which she continued to present to her companion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Germination is complicated with the bursting forth of a meteor and with the peck of a swallow cracking its egg, and it places on one level the birth of an earthworm and the advent of Socrates.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context