Definition of sow the seeds or seed of in English:

sow the seeds (or seed) of

  • Do something that will eventually bring about (a particular result, especially a disastrous one): the seeds of dissension had been sown
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    • This experience sowed the seeds of the eventual skepticism I'd later feel towards much of my first church's teaching and practice.
    • Over 100 years previously, Rousseau, in a broader educational context, sowed the seeds of what is sometimes called the ‘child-centred’ view of education.
    • Such are the quirks of youth that can herald sudden fancies, and occasionally sow the seeds of a lifetime's obsession.
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