Mother Nature


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Mother Nature

A personification of the natural world, sometimes thought of as the force that controls it. Although the term is sometimes used to identify the cause of things such as natural disasters, it is typically used in a positive or neutral way, especially in the sense of a nurturer and provider. Look at all the wonders that Mother Nature provides, from fruit and vegetables to beautiful mountains and oceans. You better batten down the hatches, because Mother Nature is blowing up a serious storm.
See also: mother, nature

mother nature

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Mother Nature

A personification of nature as a basic force, often a nurturing one. Dating from about 1525, this term has been used over and over ever since. Jack London had it in Sea Wolf (1904), describing a coming storm, “Old Mother Nature’s going to getup on her hind legs for all that’s in her.”
See also: mother, nature
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'When you increase emissions into the environment as factories do by emitting carbon dioxide gas, mother nature will retaliate,' he said.
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Now, we have reached a point where we feel the imperative need for realigning with Mother Nature. "Proposing that while enjoying the results of the efforts of our own victories so far, we must collectively commit ourselves to fulfill the national expectations, I wish the dearest people of this country as well as the Sri Lankans living abroad a peaceful and prosperous New Year".
Schwab said 'mother nature is losing patience with us.'
Simple Simon takes on Mother Nature in a Strictly Come Dancing competition, where John Evans wowed with his moves to Gangnam Style and Apache Jump on It and was the winner in my eyes.
BEIRUT: Lebanese air travel butted heads with Mother Nature this week as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation warned airport personnel to prepare for strong gusts of wind expected over the weekend, and an MEA flight to Paris was rerouted because of fog.
'The truth is humans need Mother Nature, but Mother Nature does not need humans,' Sangpuy said.
Explaining her chocolate sculpture, she said that the mother nature loves us as its child and we must pay back with love when we grow up.
She also informed the children about the necessity of protecting Mother Nature in today's world.
Mahesh Sharma emphasised the need for abolishing the use of single-use plastic, owing to one's responsibility towards mother nature.
Rashad meditates on women's multiple roles, characterized as they are by a candid sensitivity towards both society and Mother Nature. Hers is a testimony to women's ability to cultivate legends, a reminder of how they constantly reinvent themselves, even beyond death.
By WANDIA NJOYAEvery time Mother Nature sends us rain, the rivers overflow, the clogged drainages burst, and the grabbed riparian lands flood.
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This didn't detract from Mother Nature's color palette; in fact, it gave it a different dimension.