Birth

Birth (calving in livestock and some other animals, whelping in carnivorous mammals) is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring at the end of a pregnancy.

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  • He is born naked, and falls a whining at the first.
    • Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part I, Section II. Mem. 3. Subsect. 10.
  • As some divinely gifted man,
    Whose life in low estate began,
    And on a simple village green;
    Who breaks his birth's invidious bar.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 70.
  • Esaw selleth his byrthright for a messe of potage.
    • Chapter heading of the Genevan version and Matthew's Bible of Genesis XXV. (Not in authorized version).
  • And show me your nest with the young ones in it,
    I will not steal them away;
    I am old! you may trust me, linnet, linnet—
    I am seven times one to-day.
  • Lest, selling that noble inheritance for a poor mess of perishing pottage, you never enter into His eternal rest.
    • William Penn, No Cross no Crown, Part II, Chapter XX, Section XXIII.
  • Man alone at the very moment of his birth, cast naked upon the naked earth, does she abandon to cries and lamentations.
  • The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
    • The Psalter. Psalms. CX. 3.
  • "Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child, with a short laugh. The idea appeared to amuse her considerably; for her eyes twinkled, and she added—
    "I 'spect I growed. Don't think nobody never made me."
  • When I was born I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
    • Wisdom of Solomon, VII. 3.

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