He grew up outside Boston in rural New England, adopted by white parents, and was one of the only brown-skinned kids in the area.
He grew up there, his father ran a car company there and served as governor, and Romney easily won the state four years ago.
Take, for example, The Kominas, three Pakistani-American kids who grew up in the 1990s.
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Boston.
I was an only child who grew up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Of a sudden it grew lighter, and the rain dwindled to a fine mist.
But all the while, the days grew shorter and the nights were colder than they ought to have been.
They walked and walked for several versts, then they grew tired.
But the day grew old and passed, and the dream was not told.
Weaker and weaker she grew now; always confined to bed; worse from day to day.
Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cf. Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).
Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me." [Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]
v. grew (grōō), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
To increase in size by a natural process.
To develop and reach maturity.
To be capable of growth; thrive.