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baby

1. n. a lover; one’s sweetheart. (Also a term of address.) Come over here and kiss me, baby.
2. n. a term of address for a friend or pal of either sex. Come on, baby, push this thing—hard!
3. n. a thing; a gadget; a machine, such as a car. (Similar to sucker.) Hand me that baby with the sharp point, will you?
4. n. a project thought of as an offspring. (Always with a possessor.) Whose baby is the Johnson account?
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"Through my extensive collation of research, I discovered that the only activity proven to increase your child's intelligence is music training - started between babyhood and seven," says Liisa, pointing out that 96% of brain growth occurs during this period.
After all, this is a generation that learned to amuse itself practically from babyhood with the smartphone and tablet swiped from their parents' hands.
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The irony wasn't lost on a lot of critics; he was old enough to work a reasonably sophisticated piece of technology, yet still had one of the biggest symbols of babyhood stuffed between his lips.
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1886 Babyhood magazine reports on widespread political baby-kissing.
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Tired and preoccupied with professional development, Nicole feels that she is missing her son's babyhood. Later on comes the overwhelming anger.
Bernard and coauthor Marc Nickmilder, also of Catholic University of Louvain, accounted for factors such as age, body mass index, time of day of blood sampling, smoking status, having been breastfed, consumption of tap or bottled water since babyhood, insecticide use, residential proximity to a busy road, and participation in certain other sports.
FAMILYHOOD comes from the best-selling author of COUPLEHOOD and BABYHOOD and is a pick for either fans of the prior books or collections catering to parents and families.
In the book, Andrew - who is now also dad to one-year-old Tom - charts his emotional journey but also writes his thoughts on many practical details of pregnancy, labour and babyhood which many books brush over.
Another year, my mother gave me a photo album of my life, from my babyhood to when I had my own baby.
But when he grew up enough to lead a life out of the so-called shelter of the NGO, he was sure that he would support kids with a history like his own but not fill their childhood with memories that his own babyhood was punctured by.
"It's like going back to your roots, and seeing all your life, from babyhood to being 18, in front of you.