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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Blessed Event was much the best of the foals bred by Sangster out of Friedrichsruh, a mare he acquired from Germany, where she had finished second in the Schwarzgold Rennen (as the nation's 1,000 Guineas equivalent was then known) and won the German Oaks.
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 windfall from the blessed event thrills the residents, but the town's priest (Peter Fonda) doubts the miracle, and the truth may lie with an 11-year-old Mexican boy who has taken refuge in the church.
Mushroom lovers can anticipate a new kind of blessed event when they grow their own shiitakes on two logs instead of one.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- The first one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids for the New Year were born at 12:01am New Year's Day, January 1, 2002 -- and adoptive mother HALLIE KATE EISENBERG was on hand at BABYLAND GENERAL at the new international flagship store, TOYS "R" US TIMES SQUARE, to witness the blessed event.
The San Diego Zoo enjoyed its own blessed event that year, with the birth of Hua Mei (Chinese for ``China-U.
Wedding pictures of the blessed event can be viewed at http://www.
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.
Our new 1,000-seat Opera house is staging a new holiday show, `A Celebration of Christmas' exploring the traditions of this blessed event.
While there have been hints that Detective Diane Russell is pregnant on ABC's ``NYPD Blue,'' the blessed event hadn't been confirmed - until now.
Say goodbye Thursday to ``Martin'' (Fox), and on May 20 to ``Roseanne'' (ABC), whose finale is scheduled to go against ``Mad About You's'' blessed event.