Great Mother


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Great Mother great nature goddess of ancient Phrygia in Asia Minor; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Roman Ops
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  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    “By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
  • Olive Schreiner
    “There was never a great man who had not a great mother.”
  • Mark Twain
    “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”


In literature:

But Mother Bab never complained about the ill-luck, neither did she envy the woman in the great house next to her.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
I am particularly sorry for his poor old mother, who has suffered a great deal, both mentally and physically, on his account.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
The great novelist had consented to become a mother.
"The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne" by Robert Hichens
The mother of our great man was a beauty and an heiress.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
In making up a list of great mothers, do not leave out Helvia, mother of three sons and a daughter who made their mark upon the times.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
The view here stated, and indorsed by modern science, is one which ought to have great weight with the mother, her relatives and friends.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The mother, mindful of Serviss's connection with a great university, made no objection to the plan.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
There is great rejoicing at the birth of a boy, and the mother is congratulated and decorated.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
His mother seems to have been a wholesome Irishwoman, of no great education, but of good instincts.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
She is in reality his mother and has great schemes for her son's future happiness.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
He greatly regrets being separated from his mother and his beloved sister.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
She was a great deal older than Mother.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And his mother asked him, 'Hast thou slain great Wainamoinen?
"Finnish Legends for English Children" by R. Eivind
The necessities of the family were so great, that it was proposed to place my mother out at service.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
The bonnet and boots which his mother usually wore when she went out were missing, and, as he noticed it, a great fear entered his heart.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
They lived in a large house, and Jack's mother lived with them in great happiness until she died.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
And there was a great banquet held, to which Jack's father and mother were invited at his request.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
The poor mother was in great distress, for the doctor had told her also that there was no hope.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
His mother was greatly afraid of him.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
The great menace to our tranquillity here for the winter is the mother.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine

In poetry:

Great love to him his uncle too
The noble Gamelyn bare,
And often said, as his mother knew,
That he should be his heir.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
"Son, ere I know what sin was thine
Surely I may not say:
Yet, for the sake of thy great gifts,
Thy Mother Church will pray."
"The Comrade" by Cicely Fox Smith
"It is the bluid of my great hawk,
Mother lady, Mother lady!
It is the bluid of my great hawk,
And the truth I hae tald to thee, O."
"Son Davie! Son Davie!" by Andrew Lang
Thou hast severed many fam'lies,
Children off from home have strayed;
Father sits there broken hearted,
Mother joined thy great parade.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Tell them of God's great compassion;
Of His tender heart which yearns
Like a mother's o'er her children;
Of His love which brightly burns
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Her mother died when she was young,
Which gave her cause to make great moan;
Her father married the warst woman
That ever lived in Christendom.
"Kemp Owyne" by Henry Morley

In news:

Ancestry .com Makes a Great Mother's Day Gift.
To the editor, Our family would like to thank all those who sent cards and flowers, came to the visitation or memorial service or thought about us during the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a member of the Cowboy Church in Lafayette, GA. She was a caregiver at Orange Grove and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Johnston was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many.
We lost a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great- grandmother, friend and so much more.
Mother's has excellent meals, great prices.
Fay Nielson Tripp, 84 of Blackfoot, a loved and loving daughter, sister, friend, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sept 22, 2012 from complications after battling Alzheimer's disease for a number of years.
The great Elizabeth Wilson rounds out the cast as FDR 's grand socialite mother.
Jessica Ridgeway's great-grandmother said her heart goes out to Austin Reed Sigg's mother and that she is hurting and is angry.
This is a great little gimmick for Mother's Day, to remind you just how much you owe the woman who sacrificed everything to bring you into the world.
Here's a great website to hit up for Mother's Day.
A group of local mothers said a holistic program — which their children recently attended — is greatly benefiting their children.
For more than three decades, the Kalichstein- Laredo -Robinson Trio has mined the great mother-lode of classical piano trio literature.
Vawter, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on Nov 13, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. Lucy was born in Walla Walla on March 8, 1923, to Zebdal Ritchey Lewis and Stella Lieuallen Lewis.
She is the widow of John L Amato, mother to six children, grandmother to 17, and great-grandmother to 23.