developement

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developement (countable and uncountable, plural developements)

  1. Obsolete spelling of development
    • 1814, William Brodie Gurney, The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,[1]:
      Gentlemen, the complete developement of this business, however, now approached.
    • 1818, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, chapter 2, in Frankenstein or, the modern Prometheus[2], 1831 ed. edition:
      "I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the developement of filial love."
    • 1871, James Fenimore Cooper, Home as Found[3]:
      "Pray, Mr. Truck," inquired S.R.P., "is it commonly thought in the English literary circles, that Byron was a developement of Shakspeare, or Shakspeare a shadowing forth of Byron?"