Mother's Day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mother's Day second Sunday in May
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first offspring of captive-born elephant parents in the Western Hemisphere was a 150-pound Asiatic elephant born on Mother's Day in 1975 at the Los Angeles Zoo.
    • Mother's Day A day appointed for the honor and uplift of motherhood by the loving remembrance of each person of his mother through the performance of some act of kindness, visit, tribute, or letter. The founder of the day is Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, who designated the second Sunday in May, or for schools the second Friday, as the time, and a white carnation as the badge.
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Usage

In literature:

A few days after the birth of his son came tidings of the death of Browning's mother.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
When I was a heathen Chipewyan and trapped with my mother's tribe I ate ten rabbits a day.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
These feelings were confirmed as he stood by his mother's bed on the day when she was out of danger.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
One day ol' Mis' Squiers, the Doc's mother, missed a di'mon' ring.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work" by Edith Van Dyne
One day a young man's friends would see him mending the washing-tub of a maiden's mother.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
The natal day of the flowers, the tender season of love and beauty, the happy morn of mother Nature's bright awakening!
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
That promise I broke within two months from the day it was solemnized by my mother's death.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
I have lived no empty days; The Norns were my nursing mothers; I have won the people's praise.
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung" by William Morris
For two days Clementina had kept her bed, and the mother's tears alarmed him.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
She had wept that day as on the winter's night when her mother died.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
After reaching New York we went to mother's house and stayed there until we got rooms, which we did in a few days.
"Dave Ranney" by Dave Ranney
Washington's mother scolded and grumbled to the day of her death.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Polston, if he had seen his face as he paced the street slowly home to the mill, would have remembered his mother's the day she died.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Do you remember when you said one day you would not like to be my mother's daughter?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
Ferdy had received that day a letter from his mother which stated that Louise Caldwell's mother was making a set at Norman for her daughter.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
In the trenches the other day I heard mother's Suffolk tongue and had a jolly talk with a chap who shared many of my memories.
"Carry On" by Coningsby Dawson
Mrs. Hudson was a tailoress, and the day following my visit to Mr. Gilbert's I was sent by mother to take her some work.
"Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary Jane Holmes
Curious contrast with the days when Kitty had been the mere troublesome appendage of her mother's life!
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mother, you ought to see the young woman I saw at Henry's office the other day.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
She was born on Christmas Day, and so came, with her little white face and solemn eyes, into her pale mother's life.
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
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In poetry:

A little brood of children fair,
Under the mother's wing,
Is in the dream of other days,
That flies when flies the spring!
""The Willow Boughs Are Yellow Now"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Dear child! a faithful mother's love
For thee will toil, and watch, and pray;
An angel hovering still above
Thy couch by night, thy steps by day.
"A Faithful Mother's Love" by Janet Hamilton
Six days no friendly face came near,
No sister's clinging arm, no word
From all the loved ones reach'd her ear —
Her mother's voice no more was heard.
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
"Seek my son and find him, so he shall not miss
Me, his mother-comrade, through his length of days."
"Oh, but he would turn from a strange woman's kiss
And ask where his mother delays.
"A Colloquy: (For M. W.)" by Katharine Tynan
Your mother's pride, your comrades' praise --
All that romance that seemed so fair
Grows dim, and you are left to bear
The prose of duty's sombre ways
And labour of the long unlovely days.
"Probation: To A King's Recruit" by Sir Owen Seaman
Nor past, nor future cloud thy brow,
Thy range of thought confin'd to now;
Calm on a mother's breast you lie,
And heed not if, with tearful eye,
For thee her wishes fondly stray
O'er many a New-Year's Day.
"Lines Addressed To A.C.," by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

Mother's Day tech gift ideas.
Unfortunately, I don't get to spend this Mother's Day with my mom—that's what living two thousand miles apart gets you.
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This Mother's Day, don't spend money on pricey flower bouquets .
Mother's Day in federal prison.
Mother's Day morning we were greeted with flat calm seas and the tarpon were beginning to show in good numbers off Sanibel, and they were hungry.
Christmas tops the list for card -sending holidays in the US (followed by Valentine's Day and Mother's Day), according to an annual survey by the Greeting Card Association.
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, what could be better than a free card PETA hopes luring shoppers with this freebie on Tuesday will help them spread information that may be "hard to swallow.".
How did the September 11, 1957 fire compare with the Mother's Day fire of 1969, on which you spend a great deal of time.
"All I want for Mother's Day is for my family to be together and my kids to behave.".
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