And so, with a surprising suddenness, it has recently bloomed up among Republicans and Democrats alike.
And on the edges of evangelicalism, where alertness to “New Age” influence runs high, concern has bloomed into outrage.
Love has bloomed amid an otherwise painful period, marred by outrages large and small.
Her bare arms and neck, indeed all the rosy flesh she showed, bloomed with the freshness of peach and cherry.
He loved them, and they responded to his love and bloomed and bore for him.
She bloomed among them like a pretty paper flower in a filigree jardiniere.
She had bloomed like a royal rose in the days of serene rest at Soledad.
She has bloomed into a beauty that I could hardly have imagined, and this is because of this unknown whom she loves.
Elise bloomed in this congenial atmosphere and did not look like the same girl.
Every seed that came up was thanked for its kindness, and every flower that bloomed was the child of a beloved ancestry.
"blossom of a plant," c.1200, a northern word, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blomi "flower, blossom," also collectively "flowers and foliage on trees;" from Proto-Germanic *blomon (cf. Old Saxon blomo, Middle Dutch bloeme, Dutch bloem, Old High German bluomo, German Blume, Gothic bloma), from PIE *bhle- (cf. Old Irish blath "blossom, flower," Latin flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish"), extended form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). Related to Old English blowan "to flower" (see blow (v.2)).
Transferred sense, of persons, is from c.1300; meaning "state of greatest loveliness" is from early 14c.; that of "blush on the cheeks" is from 1752. Old English had cognate bloma, but only in the figurative sense of "state of greatest beauty;" the main word in Old English for "flower" was blostm (see blossom).
"rough mass of wrought iron," from Old English bloma "lump of metal; mass," of unknown origin. Identical in form to bloom (n.1), and sometimes regarded as a secondary sense of it, but evidence of a connection is wanting.
A glare from some white object in a television image; Womp (Television studio)