Allay your apprehensions; for, though we384 may have the energies of the lion, we have the gentleness of the "unweaned lamb."
Seven children, one of them unweaned, and then all these fads to put up with.
Grief and hunger had dried up the fountain of life in her bosom, and her unweaned child had perished of starvation.
So spoke Mrs. Crowfield, “unweaned from china by a thousand falls.”
A woman with an unweaned baby, an old woman, and a healthy German girl with bright red cheeks were sitting on some feather beds.
So spoke Mrs. Crowfield, "unweaned from china by a thousand falls."
There's probably thirty or forty old cows with unweaned calves and a bull or two.
They take mares which have unweaned foals, and give them no food for three days.
An unweaned lamb, which is always bleating for its mother, is also an excellent decoy-bait to attract them.
Here we come, Jinny an' me—six miles in the slush up to the hub, an' Jinny with a unweaned colt at home.
Old English wenian "to accustom," from Proto-Germanic *wanjanan (cf. Old Norse venja, Dutch wennen, Old High German giwennan, German gewöhnen "to accustom"), from *wanaz "accustomed" (related to wont). The sense of weaning a child from the breast in Old English was generally expressed by gewenian or awenian, which has a sense of "unaccustom" (cf. German abgewöhnen, entwöhnen "to wean," literally "to unaccustom"). The prefix subsequently wore off. Figurative extension to any pursuit or habit is from 1520s.
v. weaned, wean·ing, weans
To deprive permanently of breast milk and begin to nourish with other food.
To accustom the young of a mammal to take nourishment other than by suckling.
To gradually withdraw from a life-support system.
Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the mothers to nurse, Ex. 2:7-9; 1 Sam. 1:23; Cant. 8:1) were not generally weaned till they were three or four years old.