war baby

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n war baby conceived or born during war
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.”

Usage

In literature:

An' when Eveliny axed me how I'd hev liked ter hev another 'oman take Abs'lom whenst he war a baby, I couldn't hold out no longer.
"His "Day In Court"" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Shortly after his marriage the Civil War began, and in due course of time a baby was born to his house.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
But, alas, war had aged even the babies caught in its snare.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
Those were consecrated days to Asher and me, like the stormy days of our first love in the old war times, and the first hours of our baby's life.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Baby had evidently a natural turn for war, further cultivated by an intimate knowledge of drills and parades.
"Our Young Folks--Vol. I, No. II, February 1865" by Various
Marmaduke, our war baby, was the pilot of the maimed machine.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Wiped out when he was a baby in the last war.
"Perfect Control" by Richard Stockham
War and birth are the twin immortals; there will always be more babies than can be fed and there will always be war.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
The truth was, my baby hopes and my sense of self-preservation were at war with each other.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Baby had evidently a natural turn for war, further cultivated by an intimate knowledge of drills and parades.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
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In poetry:

Baby, sleep.
The war is over.
Daddy's come
with a German coin.
"Overheard In An Asylum" by Alfred Kreymborg
Baby, drink.
The war is over.
Mother's breasts
are round with milk.
"Overheard In An Asylum" by Alfred Kreymborg

In news:

'Declaration of War' review: a baby's illness threatens a couple's carefree life.
' Declaration of War ' review: a baby's illness threatens a couple's carefree life.
Is the detritus of the Iraq war harming the babies of Fallujah.
We are often told that the "baby boomers"—that is, those born in the two decades or so following World War II—have brought about the greatest transformation of political, social, and cultural life in American history.
China's War on Baby Girls China threatens families who resist its one-child policy.
Baby Trent tries to talk to R2-D2 from 'Star Wars'.
War baby brightens mom's day.
I am a baby boomer, born in a time that the US had just came out of a war.
Tamar Braxton, baby sister of Toni Braxton just released her Interscope debut single "Love And War" HEAR IT HERE, what do you think.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues its war on alleged deception , this time targeting the marketers of long-time DRTV success Your Baby Can Read.
Babies arrive in this world on their own blissful schedules, regardless of war or natural disasters — or the availability of a doctor.
Baby-boomer Jews seem wedded to a sepia-toned image of Jews as victims—in the shtetl, in the Holocaust, in Israel's early wars.
War on baby girls' claimed.
For baby boomers whose childhoods fell during the two decades after the end of World War II, the memory of that conflict was never far from view.
It's the consensus among several online retail analysts and web merchants that Amazon.com ended what was shaping up to be a pretty nasty price war in the diapers and baby item replenishment niche when Amazon, No.
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