give birth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give birth cause to be born "My wife had twins yesterday!"
    • v give birth create or produce an idea "Marx and Engels gave birth to communism"
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Quotations

  • Erich Fromm
    Erich%20Fromm
    “Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.”
  • Jean Paul
    Jean%20Paul
    “No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.”
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “Labor gives birth to ideas.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “Kindness gives birth to kindness.”
  • Dr. Sharpe
    Dr. Sharpe
    “It is difficulties that give birth to miracles.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.”

Usage

In literature:

Only the social spirit can give birth to the social spirit.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
The 15th of October, which had been universally expected to give birth to important events, was now quietly passed.
"Frederic Shoberl Narrative of the Most Remarkable Events Which Occurred In and Near Leipzig" by Frederic Shoberl (1775-1853)
The night gives birth to a foreboding which excites and soothes all vague desires.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
There is a medium in all things, and through lack of knowledge love often gives birth to hate.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
At Calabar, when the mother who has lost a child gives birth to another, she believes that the dead child is restored to her.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
He had been expecting somebody to give birth to an important development; the steps toward gunfire were progressing in logical series.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
In 1669 La Belle Hamilton, after giving birth to a child, went to reside in France.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
This gives the year of his birth as 1636.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
For riches I do not seek; and as for blood and birth, she is already noble to whom Hutten gives his hand.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
There was great rejoicing over the birth of a Negro baby and the white folks were called upon to give the little black stranger a name.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Leaves will come upon the trees,
Spring will show the happy race;
Mothers will give birth to sons,
Loyal souls to fill our place.
"October" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
And when your body's death gives birth
To soil for spring to crown,
Men will not ask if that rare earth
Was white flesh once, or brown.
"To A Brown Boy" by Countee Cullen
Give me the loneliest spot on earth,
Where not a living step shall come;
And not a form of human birth
Shall break the quiet of my home.
"Stanzas" by Eliza Acton
I will lose the habit of using my body,
giving birth to a Prince Charming of verbs,
as the wolf loses the habit of being a wolf,
of hunger.
"They Keynote" by Nichita Stanescu
Sweet angels, bringing no blinding truth to birth
Give us no messages
From heavenly palaces;
Leave us our dark trees and our starlight earth.
"Summer Lightning" by Lesbia Harford
Not all the glories of her birth,
Her armed renown and ancient throne,
Could make her less the child of earth
Or give her hopes beyond our own:
"Victoria Regina" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

Zookeepers at Japan's Fuji Safari Park are mourning the loss of one of their own today, after a 3-ton elephant trampled a veteran worker days after giving birth.
Adele gives birth to a son , reports say.
Megan Fox gives birth to a son : Sexiest celebrity mom.
Sarah Michelle Gellar gives birth to a son .
Today, moms-to-be usually see their progeny on a sonogram about halfway through a pregnancy, months before they give birth.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar gives birth to boy.
A Summit County mother charged with child abuse after giving birth to a drug- addicted baby was in custody Tuesday.
Authorities have issued a warrant for a Summit County woman who has been charged with child abuse after giving birth to a drug- addicted baby.
ARDMORE, OK--According to the Oklahoma state department of health around 75 % of Oklahoma mothers breastfeed immediately after giving birth but only 34.9 of babies are still breastfeeding at 6 months old.
(AP) — Conservationists are on the lookout for endangered right whales arriving along the southern Atlantic coast , where the giant sea mammals migrate each winter to give birth to their calves.
Conservationists are on the lookout for endangered right whales arriving along the southern Atlantic coast , where the giant sea mammals migrate each winter to give birth to their calves.
He's the husband of Mariah Carey, who's due to give birth to the couple's first child in March.
The couple was on the way to the hospital so she could give birth, but the baby decided not to wait.
A South Carolina judge decided against prison time for a woman who left her newborn near death in the toilet of a sports arena after giving birth during the circus.
Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham Give Birth.
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In science:

In particular, while the elementary units of complex socially interactive systems adapt to one another and thereby give birth to new, macroscopic system properties, these may produce micro-level effects, behaviours, and properties that need to be identified and considered as well.
FuturICT
At the generation 1, the root dies and gives birth to some point process L on R.
The almost sure limits of the minimal position and the additive martingale in a branching random walk
The next generations are defined by recurrence: For each |u| = n (if such u exists), the particle u dies at the (n + 1)-th generation and gives birth to an independent copy of L shifted by V (u).
The almost sure limits of the minimal position and the additive martingale in a branching random walk
Suppose now that each individual may give birth to children of r different colors (or r different genders, if one likes).
The McMillan theorem for colored branching processes and dimensions of random fractals
Then each particle gives birth to a twin of the same mass and the twin moves to x + 1.
Lectures on integrable probability
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