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mother earth

the earth regarded as the source of all animate and inanimate things.
the land or soil.
Origin of mother earth
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And the most belovéd of all is the goddess E-yet-e-ko (mother earth) who nourishes them all their days.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • But meanwhile, as time passed on, “mother earth” was in labour.

  • Approach to mother earth; she opens to receive thee kindly; may she protect thee henceforth from destruction.

  • mother earth will not blab to any one; she'll keep it close.

    The Power of Darkness Leo Tolstoy
  • It is the Antus trying to get back to mother earth, who strengthens him.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • I crave for the balm of Nature, the anodyne of solitude, the breath of mother earth.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • He is himself a child of nature, nurtured on the bosom of mother earth and raising his eyes to the height of the Empyrean.

    Nature Mysticism J. Edward Mercer
  • There, in the bosom of mother earth, the same division into choirs was preserved.

  • It stained for the first time the bosom of our mother earth.

    Bible Emblems Edward E. Seelye

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