And those lawyers produced a lot of documents and sowed a lot of doubt.
When you send a tweet, Google a keyword, or stream a Netflix movie, you are harvesting what Shannon sowed.
They pursued their dreams, sowed their oats, established their careers, then began to think about settling down—not settling.
So, yes, be wary of Greek dominos falling, but remember the domino theory was wrong during the Cold War yet it sowed fear.
It was the good pastor who sowed the modest seed which has now sprung up a hundred-fold.
He returned disappointed, with a tale that sowed dismay in Fenzileh and Marzak.
They ploughed, and sowed, and reaped, and led good honest English lives.
They sowed neither wheat nor barley, and yet they had lots and lots to eat.
sowed turnip-seed in every available spot of my garden to-day.
Besides this they sowed about twelve bushels of barley they had gotten in the ship.
Old English sawan "to scatter seed upon the ground or plant it in the earth, disseminate" (class VII strong verb; past tense seow, past participle sawen), from Proto-Germanic *sean (cf. Old Norse sa, Old Saxon saian, Middle Dutch sayen, Dutch zaaien, Old High German sawen, German säen, Gothic saian), from PIE root *se- (1) "to sow" (cf. Latin sero, past tense sevi, past participle satum "to sow;" Old Church Slavonic sejo, sejati; Lithuanian seju, seti "to sow"), source of semen, season (n.), seed (n.), etc. Figurative sense was in Old English.
Old English sugu, su "female of the swine," from Proto-Germanic *su- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German su, German Sau, Dutch zeug, Old Norse syr), from PIE root *su- (cf. Sanskrit sukarah "wild boar, swine;" Avestan hu "wild boar;" Greek hys "swine;" Latin sus "swine," swinus "pertaining to swine;" Old Church Slavonic svinija "swine;" Lettish sivens "young pig;" Welsh hucc, Irish suig "swine; Old Irish socc "snout, plowshare"), possibly imitative of pig noise, a notion reinforced by the fact that Sanskrit sukharah means "maker of (the sound) 'su.' " Related to swine. As a term of abuse for a woman, attested from c.1500. Sow-bug "hog louse" is from 1750.