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The time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.  Synonyms: anthesis, blossoming, efflorescence, flowering, inflorescence.

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... depressing the fortunes of their worshippers and subjects. In this way the old savage notion of inspiration or possession gradually develops into the doctrine of the divinity of kings, which after a long period of florescence dwindles away into the modest theory that kings reign by divine right, a theory familiar to our ancestors not long ago, and perhaps not wholly obsolete among us even now. However, inspired men need not always blossom out into divine kings; they may, and often do, remain ...
— The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) • Sir James George Frazer

Words linked to "Florescence" :   growing, inflorescence, ontogenesis, development, maturation, growth, ontogeny

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