blessed event


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the blessed event

The birth of a baby. She's almost nine months pregnant, so the blessed event will be happening very soon!
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blessed event

Fig. the birth of a child. My sister is expecting a blessed event sometime in May. The young couple anxiously awaited the blessed event.
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blessed event

The birth of a baby, as in When is the blessed event expected? This expression combines two senses of blessed, that is, "happy" and "sacred." Today, however, unless used ironically, it is considered cloyingly sentimental. [1920s]
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How did she learn about Roseanne Hammill's undated The Blessed Event, let alone the fact that it runs twenty minutes?
What else do dancers worry about while waiting for the blessed event to arrive?
A retired auxiliary bishop of Miami will lead the blessed event.
Any parent will tell you the birth of any child is a blessed event.
The party was a play date for expectant mommies and those who have already had their blessed event.
However, Choir Mistress was a half-sister to Sacrament, a dual Group 2 winner at middle distances, also placed in the Irish St Leger, and she was the product of a good racemare, Blessed Event, who had been purchased by Cheveley Park during a season when she won the Listed Ballymacoll Stud Stakes and competed honourably at higher levels.
When two people find each other, it is a blessed event, heterosexua] or otherwise.
the frenetic but seldom funny "The 24 Hour Woman" doesn't seem much of a leap from "Blondie's Blessed Event.
In India, the blessed event calls for a gift of gold jewelry.
There are half-siblings of Pattern winners by Hamas (filly, 107), Idris (filly, 248), Magic Ring (filly, 100), Mark Of Esteem (half-sister to Great Voltigeur winner Sacrament out of high-class Blessed Event, 215), Mujadil (colt, 238), Mukaddamah (colt, 92), Revoque (half-sister to Grade 2 winner Plicck from Waajib's family, 179), Rudimentary (filly, 85) and Salse (filly, 141).
As closing time nears we reach the climax of this blessed event - the fights over who's ducking their round, who's dancing with whose missus, who's least worthy of whom - the bride or the groom.
Eric Matthew X was born Monday May 17th at 7:37pm (CDT), as thousands of virtual midwives (and one real one) participated in the blessed event live on the Internet.
In preparation for the blessed event, Bridget has spent much of her time collecting pieces of used cloth from friends, relatives and thrift stores and sewing them into baby clothes and cloth diapers.
The San Diego Zoo enjoyed its own blessed event that year, with the birth of Hua Mei (Chinese for ``China-U.
POMONA - Medical staff at the Los Angeles County Fair are used to treating blisters, headaches and dizziness, but their hands were full Sunday when a 30-year-old Arleta woman gave birth in the first-aid station, a blessed event that might be a fair first, officials said.