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a child star (=a child who is a famous performer)
▪ The production team say they have been careful to look after all their child stars.
be married with children (=to be married and have children)
▪ Kevin is married with four children.
child abuse
▪ several cases of child abuse
child abuse
child benefit
child custody
▪ Matters of child custody are dealt with by the courts.
child labour
▪ The shoe company was accused of using child labour in its factory.
child molester
child poverty
▪ There is increasing child poverty in our country.
child prodigy
child protection
▪ Officers from the child protection team were called in after the girl turned to a neighbour for help.
child seat
child support
Child Tax Credit
child/infant prodigy
children's home
delinquent girls/boys/children/teenagers
dependent children (=who you are still supporting financially)
▪ Do you have any dependent children?
Deprived children
Deprived children tend to do less well at school.
eldest son/daughter/brother/child etc
▪ My eldest daughter is 17.
flower child
fractious baby/child etc
gifted child (=one who is extremely intelligent)
infant/child/maternal/adult mortality
▪ an appallingly high infant mortality rate number of babies who die
inner child
love child
mother and child
▪ the relationship between mother and child
orphan girl/boy/child
▪ a poor little orphan girl
poster child
▪ Dillon is the poster child for wasted talent.
precocious child
▪ a precocious child who walked and talked early
sickly child
▪ a sickly child
street children
the sole surviving/remaining member/child etc
▪ His sole surviving child, Mary, succeeded to the throne at the age of one week.
Unaccompanied children
Unaccompanied children are not allowed on the premises.
unsuitable for children
▪ The book is unsuitable for children.
▪ We may be young to ourselves, but we will always be old to our children.
▪ Likewise, older people whose children are grown may not need life insurance unless they expect to leave a large estate.
▪ Few authorities were felt to have a coherent policy on supporting their older children.
▪ Those males remaining in Natal are mostly old men or children.
▪ Three and four-year-olds have very different play needs to older children.
▪ Younger children favor expiatory punishment; older children favor punishment by reciprocity.
▪ They were carrying a glittering bundle which, on closer inspection, proved to be a four-year-#old child.
▪ The only child left now was the eldest girl, still locked in the bathroom upstairs.
▪ I was horrified especially by the daughter, who appeared to be an only child.
▪ It must be terrible to lose an only child; to lose any child.
▪ An only child, Lott quickly adopted Dee Lemaitrie, the girl next door, as his sister.
▪ She was a small, dumpy woman, nothing like her only child in either looks or personality.
▪ Even an only child feels that other children have some great advantages over him, and this makes him intensely jealous.
▪ A year after their marriage she produced his only legitimate child, a daughter whom they christened Jennifer.
▪ Mary Leapor was an only child, but she grew up surrounded by a large extended family.
▪ Presumably no one does any more, for the programme for small children no longer has that title.
▪ I had a wife and four small children.
▪ The adult response of reason is swept away to reveal the small child cowering under parental wrath.
▪ Those cases paralleled crash test results dating back to the 1970s that showed dangers to small adults and children from airbags.
▪ Also, they are mainly here because they have small children and no earnings of their own.
▪ The hamlet was almost deserted, except for two old women and some small children.
▪ The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance.
▪ Under the tousle of thick blond hair, he looks like a small child again.
▪ It was later revealed that Mr Argles had employed a boy who had been convicted of offences against young children.
▪ In most states, courts hold that very young children are incapable of contributory negligence.
▪ The management of young children is more difficult - most episodes are poison scares rather than true poisonings.
▪ The understanding of intentions can not be taught to young children through verbal methods.
▪ Faith is single, but I have two young children.
▪ Certainly, younger children show affection and have feelings of liking and disliking.
▪ Although these studies apply to older children the principle should hold for younger children where management problems are frequently linked with obesity.
▪ Most very young children are fascinated by the world around them.
▪ Is there agreement amongst researchers about the nature of child abuse and how it can be defined?
▪ This is a hot line established by state child welfare agencies for the reporting of child abuse.
▪ The quality of research in the area of child abuse still leaves much to be desired.
▪ The legal system currently punishes the most egregious forms of child abuse and neglect, but such crimes are difficult to prove.
▪ Certain health education topics such as bereavement, child abuse and education for parenthood were omitted by large numbers of schools.
▪ By all reports, child abuse is rare.
▪ However, based on those two incidents, Avanesian was booked on suspicion of felony child abuse.
▪ How should the increase in child benefit be paid for?
▪ Against this he would gain an extra £4.60 a week in increased child benefit from Labour.
▪ These are child benefits, industrial injuries and death benefits, certain invalidity benefits, and attendance and mobility allowances.
▪ Are changes such as means-testing child benefit and state pensions simply unthinkable?
▪ From April, child benefits are to be raised in the hope of encouraging parents to produce a few more babies.
▪ This package, set against our pension and child benefit changes, will leave 96 percent. of families better off.
▪ The evacuation of children called for the development of special services, foreshadowing developments in child care practice after the war.
▪ Unlike child care considerations, which often can be planned months in advance, eldercare issues often occur without warning.
▪ At local level, responsibility for child care rests with the social services committees of the local authorities.
▪ Deplorable as our child care is, those who make the laws are largely unaffected.
▪ These emphasise trends towards a highly structured, reactive service based on individual protection, especially in child care.
▪ He bathed them, changed their diapers, and willingly helped, then and now, with every aspect of child care.
▪ The guide's aim to influence practice is reflected in its residential child care focus.
▪ She had a network of neighbors and relatives that provided child care.
▪ Primary school children wouldn't normally be given lessons in robotics until they were several years older.
▪ It is being asked to compensate for the failures of the education system by teaching school children art and history.
▪ It is iniquitous that higher education still discriminates against state school children.
▪ Mr Coffee will cop to the situation by engaging only the five basic universal appliance functions that every school child will know.
▪ Approximately one-fifth of all school children are believed to have special educational needs of one sort or another.
▪ A special outing with the Sunday school children.
▪ Over 400 school children took part in the mock shopping experience.
▪ Other justices seemed concerned with the young age of the grade-#school children involved.
▪ Next, their wives were fed since they could bear more children.
▪ She bore two children, Hercules to Zeus and Iphicles to Amphitryon.
▪ Women are now expected to bear 1.17 children, down from 1.89 in 1990.
▪ Do they want to Prevent these couples from bearing children too?
▪ After an early miscarriage she bore Louis just two children in fourteen years, and both of them were girls.
▪ Quintana, who works at a car wash, said she bore her first child at age 13.
▪ Women leave, afraid to bear children in a city so close to the reactor.
▪ In well-functioning marriages, spouses discuss important intimate decisions such as whether to bear a child.
▪ Why does guidance act as a punisher since a child may enjoy the contact it brings?
▪ What is the quality of the presence you bring to your children?
▪ At the same time, they were keen to bring up their children as Roman catholics.
▪ I am the one who left my dear father and brought our children to the Pretty Country.
▪ They will pay other people to help bring up their children.
▪ It brings out the child and the tourist in even the most worldly of guests.
▪ And then, thank heaven, people will have somewhere decent to bring up their children.
▪ Unlike most snows, this one did not bring the children to Baxter Park.
▪ Now her family is setting up a charity to help children facing similar difficulties.
▪ Parents can help such highly sensitive children by showing them how to soothe themselves.
▪ Their representatives are helping thousands of orphaned children and displaced families escape from the tyranny of civil war.
▪ Rather than helping their children become more in-dependent, parents become overly involved and promote further dependence.
▪ The goat's milk helped the children to survive but Boris, who grew fast, suffered.
▪ There, he helped neglected children and criminals until his death.
▪ We want to help, but child sponsorship can be harmful for the child, her family and community.
▪ Eventually this practice will help your child to consider his aggression and anger.
▪ She loved children and had wanted to have several.
▪ How can you love children whose every effort is directed at ignoring you or hating you?
▪ If you can not love your client, could you at least love the child?
▪ He comes back, swears he loves me and the children, but claims he can not live with us any more.
▪ Besides, loving children says nice things about you, too, as a caring and decent person.
▪ Parents love each child, and it grieves them to witness the hitting, hurting and hateful things said to each other.
▪ She had loved Christmas like a child.
▪ But when the parent is teaching the child to do what is asked, the parent needs to wait and check.
▪ The understanding of intentions can not be taught to young children through verbal methods.
▪ If we come up with a different game each time we do drama, what are we teaching the children?
▪ Fill-in-the-blank questions teach children little about actual conversation.
▪ The basic principle is so to organise teaching that children have experience of producing written language across these various forms.
▪ Their parents, dutiful slaveholding Episcopalians at Charleston, were tolerant enough to permit their daughters to teach the Negro children.
▪ Nobody teaches a child the actual mechanics of producing word sounds or how to use his mind to think or experience emotions.
▪ Apparently, they taught their children well.
a gaggle of tourists/children etc
an only child
▪ And I was an only child.
▪ E is for Ethel For most of my life I was an only child.
▪ I was brought up by adoptive parents as an only child.
▪ It must be terrible to lose an only child; to lose any child.
▪ Maman had given the impression she was an only child, she thought, but was that the truth?
▪ Shared nannies are becoming more popular and other children can provide stimulation and company if yours is an only child.
▪ Sometimes I think I was intended to be an only child, and got born into a large family by a mistake.
▪ The princess grew up thinking she was an only child but one day discovered she had twelve brothers.
at-risk children/patients/groups etc
▪ First, that it detects the affected or at-risk groups, and second that these can then be referred for suitable treatment.
▪ Other potential strategies include the provision of vitamin A supplements to at-risk groups.
baby/child/car seat
▪ Boots have stopped selling car seats but say they will offer further information to people who've bought the Rainbow seat.
▪ He thought about hiding it in the car seat, but Firebug was always moving the thing around.
▪ However, a baby seat is safer than a carrycot for your baby.
▪ It fits all Kangol framed child seats.
▪ Miguel told him, picking a spot opposite the car seat for the desk.
▪ Some baby seats can be converted into car seats for older children.
▪ Two options you can not add, unfortunately, are a built-in child seat and fold down rear seatback.
▪ When buying a baby seat check its weight, capacity and whether it has an integral harness and quick-release buckle.
bring a child into the world
deserted wife/husband/child etc
▪ In practice, the treatment of widows and deserted wives varied considerably from region to region.
foster child/son/daughter
▪ And then they went into this foster children um, having a home for foster children.
▪ As a result, the report said, one in 10 foster children remains in the system for more than seven years.
▪ Other foster children with happy memories did the same, though distance and new relationships combined to make contact sporadic.
▪ Roland then removed the spell from himself and the good foster daughter.
▪ The witch was able to see her foster daughter and Roland fleeing because of her magic powers.
▪ These foster children are not available for adoption.
▪ These are establishments which, for a fee, will undertake to foster children of very tender years.
great with child
▪ But my wife is great with child!
grown children/daughter/son
▪ I had two grown daughters, and when I lost the first one, this one became the apple of my eye.
▪ See more of his grown daughter and son.
▪ Seeing photographs of Rubilove Willcox Aiu in newspapers last Sunday was unexpected and bewildering for her grown children.
▪ Tall, slender and divorced, Sheila had-incredibly-two grown sons.
▪ The senator, 72, has a grown daughter by his former wife but is of grandfatherly vintage now.
▪ Yet her husband, laid off from his job as a messenger, and her grown children are unemployed.
leave a wife/children etc
▪ He leaves a wife and three children.
▪ Joel Gascoyne died in London 13 February 1705 leaving a wife, Elizabeth.
▪ Mr Fraser-Smith, who lived in Devon, leaves a wife and two children.
▪ Professor Brown, who was 47, leaves a wife Evelyn, also an Open University tutor and 3 children.
▪ The college also offers a creche for two to five-year-olds so that parents can leave children in safe hands.
middle brother/child/daughter etc
▪ My middle daughter was like that, tall and slim and you could hardly tell.
▪ My older brother played Elvis music at his wedding, and my middle brother and I rolled our eyes.
▪ Now, for the middle child.
▪ Richard Nixon: A middle child who became known for diplomacy in foreign affairs, among other things.
▪ The wronged self Peter is the middle child of five.
▪ They may send the middle children to Jessy's parents in an attempt to get the eldest through secondary school.
newborn child/baby/son etc
▪ How does one recognise pain in a newborn baby to whom one can not speak?
▪ In 1987 our newborn baby died.
▪ In the early 1950s an effective method of resuscitating newborn babies who did not breathe was not known.
▪ No one expects a newborn baby to go out and get a job before learning the basic life skills and getting schooling.
▪ One example might be where a newborn child developed an infection requiring special care, but recovered in a few days.
▪ The occasional incidents of newborn babies being stolen from public hospitals understandably causes a furore.
▪ Under a window lay our newborn son crowned by a spectrum, the seven strands of vision.
overgrown schoolboy/child
▪ Eddie is an overgrown schoolboy with a penchant for pulling fleshy faces.
problem child/family/drinker etc
▪ A basic issue between Paul and the Corinthian problem children was over a proper understanding of the self.
▪ Another reason to consider a moderation-goal option is that a broader range of problem drinkers can be attracted and treated.
▪ BAccording to a federal survey, men are much more likely to be problem drinkers than women.
▪ Data collection is mainly by questionnaire and structured interviews with families, youth groups and problem drinkers.
▪ It does reflect the position of the Corinthian problem children, however.
▪ Services for problem drinkers are very fragmented at present.
▪ They were talking about a problem child.
▪ This problem drinker population has been largely ignored or at least underserved.
wife/child beater
▪ Kurt was a Bible-college student and a wife beater.
Children under 14 travel free.
▪ Admission is $5, children under 12 are free.
▪ After her first baby was born, Barb read child development books constantly.
▪ Alexandra was an only child and the centre of her mother's world.
▪ an attractive, happy child
▪ As a child, she preferred playing football with the boys to playing with dolls.
▪ Every child was given a present.
▪ How many children are there in your class?
▪ How many children does Jane have?
▪ I don't want children - I'm married to a child and that's enough.
▪ Medical staff, seeing that the child was in danger, decided to perform an operation.
▪ Michael and Ronda had their first child last year.
▪ Nationwide, only one in four cases of child abuse and neglect is reported.
▪ One of her children lives in Australia now.
▪ Roberta's second child weighed over four kilos at birth.
▪ She named her first child Katrin.
▪ The house seems very quiet now that all the children have left home.
▪ The state will provide child care when both parents participate in the training program.
▪ While growing up in North Carolina, Amos was considered a child prodigy on the piano.
▪ And for the last 3 days, they've been living on the food they'd planned to give to the children.
▪ But you know how children accept almost anything that grown ups tell them.
▪ For example a husband can make payments on behalf of his wife and children or viceversa.
▪ Logistics do: getting dinner, keeping house, overseeing child care, buying equipment.
▪ That contrasts with three out of five Anglo children who use a computer at school.
▪ When she was a child, she had invited her to stay.
▪ Work-inhibited children who enjoy good relationships with their parents are likely to find their own way.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Child \Child\ (ch[imac]ld), n.; pl. Children (ch[i^]l"dr[e^]n). [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kil[thorn]ei womb, in-kil[thorn][=o] with child.]

  1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

  2. A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

  3. One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.

  4. A noble youth. See Childe. [Obs.]

  5. A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.

    When I was child. I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
    --1. Cor. xii. 11.

  6. A female infant. [Obs.]

    A boy or a child, I wonder?

    To be with child, to be pregnant.

    Child's play, light work; a trifling contest.


Child \Child\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Childed; p. pr. & vb. n. Childing.] To give birth; to produce young.

This queen Genissa childing died.

It chanced within two days they childed both.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cild "fetus, infant, unborn or newly born person," from Proto-Germanic *kiltham (cognates: Gothic kilþei "womb," inkilþo "pregnant;" Danish kuld "children of the same marriage;" Old Swedish kulder "litter;" Old English cildhama "womb," lit. "child-home"); no certain cognates outside Germanic. "App[arently] originally always used in relation to the mother as the 'fruit of the womb'" [Buck]. Also in late Old English, "a youth of gentle birth" (archaic, usually written childe). In 16c.-17c. especially "girl child." \n

\nThe wider sense "young person before the onset of puberty" developed in late Old English. Phrase with child "pregnant" (late 12c.) retains the original sense. The sense extension from "infant" to "child" also is found in French enfant, Latin infans. Meaning "one's own child; offspring of parents" is from late 12c. (the Old English word was bearn; see bairn). Figurative use from late 14c. Most Indo-European languages use the same word for "a child" and "one's child," though there are exceptions (such as Latin liberi/pueri).\n

\nThe difficulty with the plural began in Old English, where the nominative plural was at first cild, identical with the singular, then c.975 a plural form cildru (genitive cildra) arose, probably for clarity's sake, only to be re-pluraled late 12c. as children, which is thus a double plural. Middle English plural cildre survives in Lancashire dialect childer and in Childermas.\n

\nChild abuse is attested by 1963; child-molester from 1950. Child care is from 1915. Child's play, figurative of something easy, is in Chaucer (late 14c.).


n. 1 A daughter or son; an offspring. 2 (context figuratively English) An offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place. 3 (context figuratively English) A member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people. 4 (context figuratively English) A thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something. 5 A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (gloss: person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability).

  1. n. a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]

  2. a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college" [syn: kid] [ant: parent]

  3. an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!" [syn: baby]

  4. a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"

  5. [also: children (pl)]

Child (archetype)

The child archetype is a Jungian archetype, first suggested by psychologist Carl Jung. In more recent years, author Caroline Myss has suggested that the child, out of the four survival archetypes (victim, prostitute, and saboteur), is present in all humans. According to Myss, its presence ranges from "childish to childlike longing for the innocent, regardless of age" and comprises sub-archetypes: "wounded child", "abandoned or orphan child", "dependent child", "magical/innocent child", "nature child", "divine child", and "eternal child".

Child (disambiguation)

A child is a person who is not yet an adult.

Child may also refer to:

Child (song)

"Child" is the debut single from former Take That band member, Mark Owen, released on 1 November 1996. It was the first single to be released from Owen's debut album, Green Man. The Beatles-influenced track peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the joint-most successful single of his whole solo career. It was certified silver and sold over 200,000 copies. "Child" was available on both CD and Cassette formats.

Child (hieroglyph)

The ancient Egyptian child hieroglyph is part of the Egyptian Gardiner's Sign List hieroglyphs for the beginning core subgroup of Man and his Occupations. It relates to the child, and childhood, and has a version for the Pharaoh, as a child.

Child (band)

Child was a British pop group which found success in the late 1970s. The band was a four-piece, consisting of Graham Bilbrough (vocals), twins Keith (guitar) and Tim Atack (drums) and Mike Mckenzie (bass guitar). Their biggest hit was a cover of the Conway Twitty song " It's Only Make Believe", which was a top ten hit in 1978.


Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families, child labor, and hunger. Children can be raised by parents, by fosterers, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.

Child (surname)

Child is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Arthur Child (1910–1996), Canadian businessman
  • Charles Judson Child, Jr. (1923–2004), American Episcopal bishop
  • Charles Manning Child (1869–1959), American zoologist
  • Desmond Child (born 1953), American musician and songwriter
  • Francis Child (disambiguation)
  • Fred Child (born 1963), American radio host
  • Harry W. Child (1857–1931), American entrepreneur
  • Jane Child (born 1967), Canadian musician
  • Sir Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet (born 1944), English actor
  • Joan Child (1921–2013), Australian politician
  • John Child (disambiguation)
  • Jonathan Child (1785–1860), American mayor of Rochester, New York
  • Josiah Child (1630–1699), English merchant, economist, and governor of the East India Company
  • Julia Child (1912–2004), American cook and author
  • Kirsty Child, Australian actress
  • Lauren Child (born 1965), English illustrator and children's writer
  • Lincoln Child (born 1957), American horror and thriller writer
  • Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880), American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Indian rights activist, novelist and journalist
  • Mollie Child, English cricketer who played in six Test matches between 1934 and 1937
  • Paul Child (disambiguation)
  • Peter Child (born 1953), American composer and Professor of Music at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Phoebe Child (1910–1990), English pioneer of the Montessori Method
  • Robert Child (disambiguation)
  • Samuel Child (1693–1752), English banker and Member of Parliament
  • Simon Child (born 1988), New Zealand field hockey player
  • Smith Child (disambiguation)
  • Thomas Child, Jr. (1818–1869), American politician
  • Tim Child (born 1946), English television producer
  • Victor Child (1897–1960), Canadian newspaper illustrator, painter and etcher
  • William Child (disambiguation)
Child (magazine)

Child was an American parenting magazine founded by Jackie Leo and MaryAnn Sommers in 1986 and published through 2007. It was originally backed by Italian publishers, then sold to The New York Times Magazine Group which published it until 1995 along with its other women’s magazines, including Family Circle, before selling the titles to Gruner + Jahr. The Meredith Corporation acquired the Gruner & Jahr group in 2005.

It was owned by Gruner & Jahr U.S.A. from 1995-2000. In February 2000, Miriam became Editor in Chief and relaunched Child as a childrearing lifestyle magazine.

Child sponsored events including its annual Children's Champion Awards (honorees at the awards events included Dr. Marion Wright Edelman, Judy Blume, Geoffrey Canada, Wendy Kopp), children's fashion shows for {Fashion Week in New York City, and the Best Children's Book Awards, whose t Lifetime Achievement Award-winners included Julie Andrews, Maurice Sendak, Hilary Knight, Tomie de Paola, and Eric Carle.

When Meredith, Corporation acquired Child magazine in 2005, it lower the magazine's rate base from 1,020,000 to 700,000+. In 2007, Meredith discontinued the print version and folded the Web site into, which includes content from its other mass market, parent-related magazines American Baby, Parents, and Family Circle.

Usage examples of "child".

Weavers had been responsible for the practice of killing Aberrant children for more than a hundred years.

Every year, more children were born Aberrant, more were snatched by the Weavers.

Empress is wooing the nobles as well as she can, by introducing them to the Aberrant child so that they may see she is not deformed or freakish.

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

I dreamed that night that she had married a professional gambler, who cut her throat in the course of the first six months because the dear child refused to aid and abet his nefarious schemes.

On this occasion it was unlocked, and Marian was about to rush forward in eager anticipation of a peep at its interior, when, child as she was, the reflection struck her that she would stand abetter chance of carrying her point by remaining perdue.

But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.

Children who at the babbling stage are not exposed to the sounds of actual speech may not develop the ability to speak later, or do so to an abnormally limited extent.

I was really frightened because I thought, if she realised we were Aboriginal, she might have the children taken away.

Then suppose the parents decide they do not want a child who would suffer from those characteristics and abort on this basis?

NARAL Pro-Choice America even decided not to oppose a bill that would require doctors to anesthetize babies being aborted after the twentieth week of pregnancy, called the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

I do not dispense abortifacients except in extreme cases when the life of mother and child both are at risk.

It was found that the womb had been ruptured and the child killed, for in several days it was delivered in a putrid mass, partly through the natural passage and partly through an abscess opening in the abdominal wall.

From their bases first at Turin, and then at Coblenz, they were accused of planning invasions of France on the heels of absolutist armies that would put good patriots and their women and children to the sword and raze their cities.

Not at all unhandsome, yet, now that she knew, she could see his indebtedness, the sure burden upon him, and the truth that, for him, for every child he might sire, there would be no absolving the stigma.