• Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
    Prince Api, Borne in a Palanquin, Inspects His Funerary Domain
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • p. p Borne bōrn Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See Bear v. t.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past." "A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past."
The one thing borne home to me The one thing borne home to me

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Isaac Newton, Peter Tchaikovsky and Annie Lennox were all born on Christmas.
    • borne Past participle of bear.
    • n borne Same as bourn.
    • borne Bounded; limited; narrow-minded; of restricted intelligence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
    • pa.p Borne bōrn of Bear, to carry.
    • adj Borne bor′nā limited, narrow-minded.
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  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich
    “I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “It is natural to die as to be born.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.”
  • Martin Heidegger
    Martin Heidegger
    “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet]”
  • George S. Kaufman
    George S. Kaufman
    “When I was born I owed twelve dollars.”


Born on the wrong side of the blanket - A child born on the wrong side of the blanket is illegitimate- his or her parents were not married at the time of the birth.
Born to the purple - Someone who is born to the purple is born in a royal or aristocratic family. ("Born in the purple" is also used.)
Born with a silver spoon in your mouth - If you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born into a rich family.
Not born yesterday - When someone says that they weren't born yesterday, they mean that they are not naive or easily fooled.
Not know you are born - This indicates that the person described is unaware of his or her good fortune or is unaware of how difficult day to day life was before he/she was born. Typical usage: 'Kids today don't know they are born'.
Were you born in a barn? - If someone asks you this, it means that you forgot to close the door when you came in.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pa.p. of borner, to limit.


In literature:

She was born in Columbia in 1860 and was five years old, when General W.T.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Zacherie Van Steynemolen, born about 1434, was an excellent engraver of dies.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Q. Ennius was born B.C.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
The principles of all true knowledge were already laid; first, when he was born; and, secondly, when he was born again.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Lizzie is about seven years old, and was born in the State of Missouri, at the military post called Jefferson Barracks.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
But in Poland she was a lady well born, a landowner's daughter.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
His father was a barber at Mirecourt, where Dominique was born 1810.
"The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use" by Henry Saint-George
His body, borne by the impetus of his headlong rush, plunged upon me.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He accuses, he curses nobody; and does not regret that he was born.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Giotto, who was born in 1276, was the son of a simple husbandman, who lived at Vespignano, about fourteen miles from Florence.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Who is to say how it was born?
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Still, being a relation and born under the star-spangled banner, why shouldn't she have her own little hopes?
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
To this union have been born two sons, John and Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Mrs. Elizabeth Billington was considered to be the finest singer ever born in England.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
I just feel as if the baby and I had been both born over again.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Frances Alda was born at Christ Church, New Zealand, May 31st, 1883.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
We, Easterns or Westerns, are born materialists.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
DERBY, Edward George Villiers Stanley, seventeenth Earl of, British politician, born in April, 1865.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
ECK, Johann Maier von, the celebrated opponent of Luther, born in 1486, died in 1543.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
ETH'ELBERT, King of Kent, born about A.D. 560, died 616.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various

In poetry:

Joyful chimes are ringing
O'er the land and seas,
And there comes glad singing,
Borne on every breeze.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Silence is song unheard,
Is beauty never born,
Is light forgotten--left unstirred
Upon Creation's morn.
"Silence" by Cale Young Rice
She has not yet been born:
she is music and word,
and therefore the untorn,
fabric of what is stirred.
"Silentium" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
We are pledged unto His kingdom,
Who for us hath borne
Cross and spear, for us did suffer
Crown of thorn.
"Charge To The Knight Of Malta" by Harriet Annie Wilkins
I love her lazy rivers
That wed the Mexique Sea
An oh, her heaven-born breezes
Breathe rarest songs to me.
"Texas" by William Lawrence Chittenden
Twice, o'er this vale, the seasons
Have brought and borne away
The January tempest,
The genial wind of May;
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

George Dennehy, an 18-year old musician, who was born without arms, performed a stunning rendition of the Goo Goo Dolls' hit song "Iris" that caught the attention of the media.
Gaga sported patches of fake blue hair in intimate areas while performing 'Born This Way' on the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, which aired Sunday on Fuse.
A resident of Kent, he was born in Massillon to Robert and Mary Arn .
He was born February 6, 1958 in Zanesville a son of the late Donald and Marie Hardman Price.
Seligmann, who was born and reared in Paris, was trained as a doctor.
Erte, the Russian-born Art Deco designer whose prolific career in theater, sculpture and the graphic arts spanned most of the 20th century, died here today after a short illness.
David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga.
For her uneven but tantalizing New York solo debut, 29-year-old, Russian-born Dasha Shishkin has boldly painted all the walls of this warren-like gallery fire-engine red.
Palin is the mother of five children, one of whom was born with Down Syndrome.
Former Born Against front man and occasional Reader contributor Sam McPheeters has published his first novel, and he'd like to read some of it to you.
Born March 29, 1912, at Zadock, son of the late Oscar Franklin Williamson and Ollie Pry Williamson Hobbs, he was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist belief.
Born April 23, 1917, in Stoddard County, son of the late Henry Everet and Sarah Ellen Leffel Menley, he had lived all his life in Southeast Missouri.
Arya Terra Shadoan was born Aug 14, 2012 at Crestwood Medical Center to Tara and Brian Shadoan of Owens Cross Roads.
Mao Sugiyama of Tokyo was born with all the usual male parts, but apparently he didn't feel like a boy.
His Russian-born father owned a succession of candy stores in Brooklyn that were open from 6 am to 1 am seven days a week.

In science:

If a new providers is born and no user get rewired, the provider is sentenced to death, since a provider without users cannot survive.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
The model exhibits the same scale-free shape depending on the external parameters r, i.e. the providers fraction in the total number of nodes, and d, the average number of users who join a new born provider.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
Born Symposium, “Spinors, Twistors and Clifford Algebras”, A.
Generalized Grassmann Algebras and its Connection to the Extended Supersymmetric Models
It was there where most of the ideas of this work where born.
Geometric Syzygies of Mukai Varieties and General Canonical Curves with Genus at most 8
Ghys, Surfaces et cohomologie borne, Invent.
Simple examples of symplectic fourfolds with exotic properties
Let me recall using modern language what a prediction was at the time physics was born.
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
We discuss how correlations affect the calculated dielectric constants and the Born effective charges using the linear–response method.
Linear Response Calculations of Lattice Dynamics in Strongly Correlated Systems
The above picture (Figure 7) is borne out by numerical simulations of the equations for various initial conditions, and also submitting the system to ramps of increasing and decreasing stress.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
We further assume that the star has not been born a millisecond rotator.
The swallowing of a quark star by a black hole
Parisse, Effet d’Aharonov-Bohm sur un ´etat born´e de l’op´erateur de Dirac, Asymptotic Analysis, 10(1995), pp.
An extension of the method of characteristic to a system of Partial Differential Operators-- an application to the Weyl equation with external field by "Super Hamiltonian path-integral method"
For 2-sat this hope is borne out to a degree by our Theorem 6.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Then, the piles born at the moment i are referred to as Pℓ(S )+i and ˜Pℓ(S )+i .
Random Bulgarian solitaire
In terms of the genealogy, the sub-population of size 1 which is born at a jump time has a parent which is chosen uniformly at random from the population present before the jump.
Dual random fragmentation and coagulation and an application to the genealogy of Yule processes
Castell [AC03], nous ´etudions le cas o`u le paysage al´eatoire n’est pas born´e .
Annealed deviations of random walk in random scenery
Using the Born approximation, Ka jita concludes that this is the case for the molecules OCS and CH3Cl, at reasonable experimental temperatures .
Ultracold Collisions of Fermionic OD Radicals