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  • n  a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting

  • The source of this idea was an old textbook picture of a seedbed.
  • Before most anthropologists agree to accept Asia as the seedbed of the evolution of higher primates, however, more evidence will have to be gathered.
  • Even as it moved to plant its political seedbed, the regime last week also acted to root out what little unwanted advice and opposition it still has to endure.

  • Anthony Lane in New York Times
    As Anthony Lane wrote in his review in The New Yorker, "Airports are the seedbed for all that is most alien, angering and atomized in our 21st-century days, and there are times, in this film, when Clooney's eyes appear to glaze and say, Come die...
  • John Hanford in The Weekly Standard
    They are, as Hanford said, "the seedbed of democratic development."

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