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Origin of pregnant1
Origin of pregnant2
Examples from the Web for pregnant
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was pregnant, uncomfortably so, for the first time and with twins, due the following March.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He beat me every day, even when I was seven months pregnant.
A dark minivan quickly fills with pregnant women and those carrying infants.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Roughly one out of every 33 women who enter the federal prison system is pregnant.
Its success is largely due to the fact that it is pregnant with a problem which, in Germany, at any rate, is of peculiar moment.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
Excuse me, do you remember how I was dressed and was I pregnant at that time?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It is nothing, it says nothing, therefore it is pregnant with meaning, and my Bright Water-lily will understand.Six One-Act Plays|Margaret Scott Oliver
One would assume that pregnant and lactating females require more water than non-pregnant females.
It seemed to the detective that her voice was fearful, of a pregnant warning, that she was protesting.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
Word Origin for pregnant
"convincing, weighty, pithy," late 14c., "cogent, convincing, compelling" (of evidence, an argument, etc.); sense of "full of meaning" is from c.1400. According to OED from Old French preignant, present participle of preindre "press, squeeze, stamp, crush," from earlier priembre, from Latin premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). But Watkins has it from Latin praehendere "to grasp, seize," and in Barnhart it is from Latin praegnans "with child," literally "before birth" and thus identical with pregnant (adj.1).
"with child," early 15c., from Latin praegnantem (nominative praegnans, originally praegnas) "with child," literally "before birth," probably from prae- "before" (see pre-) + root of gnasci "be born" (see genus).
Retained its status as a taboo word until c.1950; modern euphemisms include anticipating, enceinte, expecting, in a family way, in a delicate (or interesting) condition. Old English terms included mid-bearne, literally "with child;" bearn-eaca, literally "child-adding" or "child-increasing;" and geacnod "increased." Among c.1800 slang terms for "pregnant" was poisoned (in reference to the swelling).