Even in the desert the monstrous accountability system of the army lived and burgeoned.
The sky was cloudless, the tall trees had burgeoned, a few green shoots were already brightening their myriad of brown twigs.
He burgeoned, expanded, flung back his head in the old, imperial way.
He knew that she liked his company, and whatever was well in him burgeoned at the knowledge.
"Hole still a minute—we got time yit to spare," counselled Jeff; on top of his first inspiration a second one had burgeoned forth.
As the spring burgeoned and flowered into summer, she herself seemed burgeoning and flowering.
early 14c., "grow, sprout, blossom," from Anglo-French burjuner, Old French borjoner "to bud, sprout," from borjon "a bud, shoot, pimple" (Modern French bourgeon), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *burrionem (nominative *burrio), from Late Latin burra "flock of wool," itself of uncertain origin. Some sources (Kitchin, Gamillscheg) say either the French word or the Vulgar Latin one is from Germanic. The English verb is perhaps instead a native development from burjoin (n.) "a bud" (c.1300), from Old French. Related: Burgeoned; burgeoning.