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Pregnant meaning

pregnant - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
  2. 2. Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies.
  3. 3. Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth.
  4. 4. Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.
  5. 5. With young; fruitful; significant.

pregnant - examples of usage

  1. And crowding upon this came the thought of what he had robbed me of, the name, the freedom, the power that those vanished paper pages had been pregnant with for me. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. It is said, too, that a pregnant woman is able to determine what kind of a child she will give birth to. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. Surely no one can afford to think or speak otherwise than most seriously and carefully with regard to a book which has behind it a history so worthy, so rich, so pregnant with promise for the future. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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