Usage examples for maturation

  1. This is the process of maturation. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. The danger of the disease is in childhood the nervous disorder at the outset, and then the exhaustion produced by the so- called maturation of the pocks when the thin watery fluid changes to the thicker matter, and depresses the patient in the same way as he would be depressed by an enormous abscess. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  3. Ducks are born perfect; that is to say they utter the same unmodified unimproved quack on their dying pillow that they uttered on their natal day; whereas cosmoses are destined to a life of such surprising change that you may say their career is an incessant disavowal of their birth, or that their highest maturation consists in their utter renunciation of their natural father and mother. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  4. A town- clock was also erected in Sydney, a luxury which had been hitherto unknown, and affords evidence of the gradual maturation of the settlement; and, indeed, the whole of this enumeration is calculated to impress the reader with an idea of the rapid strides which the few last years had enabled the colonists to make in the path of respectability. – The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) by David Dickinson Mann
  5. Dr. Thomson does not consider that the more sunny climate of the loftier elevations sufficiently accounts for this, and adds the stimulus of cold, which must act by checking the vegetative organs and hastening maturation. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  6. While the pamphlet and the paper were in course of maturation, Arthur Berkeley had been running daily in and out of the house in Wilton Place in what Lady Exmoor several times described as a positively disgraceful and unseemly manner. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  7. This general truth applies to all animals, and extends to the seed of plants in the act of germination, to flower- buds when developing, and fruits during their maturation. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  8. Yes, the enfranchisement of intellects, and the consequent enfranchisement of nations, this was the sublime task that the nineteenth century was performing in conjunction with France; for the twofold providential work of the time and of men, of maturation and of action, was blended in the common labour, and the great epoch had for its true home the great nation. – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  9. A great part of the acid juice is converted into sugar as the fruit ripens, and even after it is gathered, by natural process, termed maturation; but, when apples decay, the sugar is changed into a bitter principle, and the mucilage becomes mouldy and offensive. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  10. See Inert matter Maturation as creative evolution, 47- 8, 230 Maupas, 35 note Measurement a human convention, 218, 242 of real time an illusion, 336- 40 Mechanical account of action after the fact, 47 cause, x, 34, 35, 40, 44, 177, 234, 235 procedure of intellect, 165 invention, 138, 140, 194- 5 necessity, 47, 215, 216, 218, 236, 252, 265, 270, 327 Mechanics of transformation, 32 Mechanism, cerebral, 252, 253, 262, 263, 265, 366. See Cerebral activity and consciousness of the eye, 88 instinct as, 176- 7 of intellect. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  11. This evolution of nerve- force which accompanies the maturation of the ovule, is the immediate cause of the afflux of blood to the utero- ovarian vessels. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  12. The usual result of this " maturation," as it is called, is that the number of chromosomes in the ovum is reduced to a half of the normal number characteristic of the cells of the species to which it belongs. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  13. The name " Republic" still remains; the traditions of the Republic are cherished by millions; the republican forms are almost intact, but the relations of the United States to its conquered territory and its subject peoples; the rapid maturation of the plutocracy as a governing class or caste; the shamelessness of the exploitation in which the rulers have indulged; and the character of the forces that are now shaping public policy, proclaim to all the world the fact of empire. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  14. To a want of this council, it may not be too much to attribute the present unsettled state of the colony, and the maturation of a faction which has perverted the streams of justice, and which has impeded the growth of opulence throughout the settlement, merely to enrich a select party at the expense of the general welfare, and consequently to spread vice and ruin through a land, whose prosperity has never become their care, although it was a solemn pledge of their leaders to support and cherish it to the very utmost of their ability. – The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) by David Dickinson Mann
  15. It was said that Grenville lost the American colonies because he read the dispatches from America and was well acquainted with the growing economic maturation and apparent ability of the colonies to bear heavier taxes. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  16. It would appear to have been a difference of degree- the maturation in the 19th century of certain features of the 17th. – The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments by Robert P. Multhauf