v. grow ripe; cause to ripen or develop fully
The peach and plum ripen in July and both are my summer fruit.
Sentence in Classic:
The air that would be healthful to the earth, the water that would enrich it, the heat that would ripen it, tear it when caged up.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
They reached the building, ornamented with magnificent fruits, which ripen at the beginning of July in the artificial temperature which takes the place of the sun, so frequently absent in our climate.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
But those few moonlight nights alone with Charles had not touched her emotions or ripened her to maturity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But they were set among elms and lindens on a bluff which looked across the lake to fields of ripened wheat sloping up to green woods.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Now mine hand shall give thee defence in war, and lead thee to great reward: do thou, when hereafter thine age ripens to fulness, keep this in remembrance, and as thou recallest the pattern of thy kindred, let thy spirit rise to thy father Aeneas, thine uncle Hector.
The wind made their clearings; the sun and rain ripened their fruits; and the snows came to tell them to be thankful.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
The fruits never rot nor fail all the year round, neither winter nor summer, for the air is so soft that a new crop ripens before the old has dropped.