What does the word outgrowth mean?

Usage examples for outgrowth

  1. It is the chief element in building good will- we are speaking now of courtesy as an outgrowth of character- and good will is to a firm what honor is to a man. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. He loves them because he feels they felt as he does, and looked on men and things much as he looks upon them himself; he is an outgrowth in the same direction as that in which they grew; he is their son, bound by every law of heredity to be no less them than himself; the manner, therefore, which came most naturally to them will be the one which comes also most naturally to him as being their descendant. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  3. What we term parental affection is, I believe, in part an outgrowth of this feeling of responsibility. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
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