Virgin-born

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Virgin-born born of the Virgin, of Jesus Christ:
    • adj Virgin-born (zool.) born by internal gemmation without impregnation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O, Fr.,—L. virgo, virginis.

Usage

In literature:

As soon as a child was born it was washed in water or wine, and wrapped in a cloth worn by the mother when she was a virgin.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Christ, born of an immaculate virgin, died for mankind, arose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Borne by the virgins.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Before it was borne a white silk banner of the Virgin, and behind it a banner embroidered in gold.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
At first it is a virgin soil, but we cannot renew its exhausted vigour after it has borne successive crops.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
This river is born amid the virgin snow.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Image of the Virgin borne by four men.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
The merciful; He came to bring us mercy; The pure in heart; was He not virgin-born?
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
Was the Christ-idea virgin-born?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He is the seed of the woman, the virgin-born Son of God.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
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In poetry:

Virgin born of Virgin,
To Thy shelter take me:
Purest, holiest Jesu,
Chaste and holy make me.
"Pro Castitate" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
With cheerful steps, the morrow's dawn
From Shiraz saw the stranger part;
The Star-flower of the Virgin-Born
Still blooming in his hopeful heart!
"The Star Of Bethlehem" by John Greenleaf Whittier
PROUDLY, beneath her glittering dome,
Our three-hilled city greets the morn;
Here Freedom found her virgin home,--
The Bethlehem where her babe was born.
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
And born of Mary, prov'd upon record
A spotless virgin, I still farther trust.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
O! then how pale the BARON grew,
His eyes wide staring fearful!
While o'er the Virgin's image fair
A sable veil was borne on air
Shading her dim eyes, tearful.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Didst Thou, then, really come?—
Silence that dreadful drum!—
Christ! Saviour! Babe, of lowly Virgin born!
If Thou, indeed, Most High,
Didst in a manger lie,
Then be the Prince of Peace, and save us from Hell's scorn.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Born-again virgins claim to rewrite the past.
In this season we celebrate of the greatest prophecies, fulfilled by the Prophet Isaiah in Chapter 7, Verse 14, that Jesus would be born of a virgin in Bethlehem.
Born-again virgins claim to rewrite the past.
No other film this year pushes as many Academy buttons as Ben Lewin's adaptation of the true story of the Dorchester-born poet and writer Mark O'Brien, a paralyzed polio survivor who hired a sex surrogate to lose his virginity.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
The state of Virginia and the first American child born of English parents were named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I who was referred to as the "Virgin Queen".
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