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Sample sentences for the GRE study word germ

germ can be used as a noun

1."Methought the germ of it was dead in m. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.'That is the germ of my great discovery. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
3.Thou seething principle thou well-kept, latent germ thou centr. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.Had some strange poisonous germ crept from body to body till it had reached his ow. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
5.By thy first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil but since that moment it has all been a dark necessity. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.It is time for man to plant the germ of his highest hope. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
7.They are partly facetious, but also contain a germ of truth. - from The Republic by Plato
8.of the young child or promising adult, cut off in the germ o. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
9.Providence, in the person of this little girl, had assigned to Hester's charge, the germ and blossom of womanhood, to be cherished and developed amid a host of difficulties. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
11.Know you, solely to drop in the earth the germs of a greater religion. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
12.That containing the start of each and all, the virtue, the germs of all. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
13.These with perfect trust to depict you as myself, the germs are in all men. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
14.My duty will be to develop these germs surely I shall find some happiness in discharging that office. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15.them the germs of something like a personal narrative. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
16.These germs of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of things--taken toll of our prehuman ancestors since life began here. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
17.Each breath the children take in such a house is full of the germs of evil. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
18.And I could not rid myself of it by any legal proceedings for the doctors now discovered that _my wife_ was mad--her excesses had prematurely developed the germs of insanity. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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