crescent (adj.) Old form(s): cressant , Cressent
growing, developing, increasing
AC II.i.10[Pompey to Menecrates] My powers are crescent
Cym I.v.2[Iachimo to all, of Posthumus] he was then of a crescent note
Ham I.iii.11[Laertes to Ophelia] For nature crescent does not grow alone / In thews and bulk [F, Q2 cressant]
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