born to (be or do something)

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born to (be or do something)

Possessing an innate talent or ability in a particular area. When that young girl walked into the audition and flawlessly belted out a Whitney Houston song without the slightest hesitation, I knew she was born to be a singer. You were born to be an artist, so I don't know why you're wasting your time working on Wall Street.
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Every child born to him by his "sisters" was put away at once.
When the king heard that Baleka was sick he did not kill her outright, because he loved her a little, but he sent for me, commanding me to attend her, and when the child was born to cause its body to be brought to him, according to custom, so that he might be sure that it was dead.
It is criminal for a First Born to labour or invent.
The data shows that while 58.9 per cent of children were born to UK-born mothers, 13.9 per cent were born to mothers born in Asia and the Middle East - down from 14.3 per cent in 2016.
Some 10.9 per cent were born to mothers born in Africa (up from 10.7 per cent), while 12.8 per cent were born to mothers from the "new" European Union countries (unchanged from 2016).
Infants born to women who reported verbal abuse only had a significantly increased incidence of low birth weight, compared with those born to women in the no-abuse group (8% vs.
Infants born to women in the declined-interview group required admission to the neonatal intensive care unit at a higher rate than all other groups--7% versus 2%.
In each racial and ethnic group, infants were about evenly divided between males and females; most were born to women who had given birth before.
Infants born to women in Washington State who were incarcerated and in their 30s during pregnancy weighed significantly less at birth than did those born to a comparison group of women who were not incarcerated; for infants whose mothers were 40 or older, however, the relationship was reversed.
(1) According to a study of births registered in the province in 1990-1997, infants born to women in cohabiting relationships are significantly more likely than those born to legally married women to be preterm, small for gestational age or low-birth-weight, or to die within 28-364 days.
Neighborhood-level factors appear to have independent effects on the birth weight of babies born to urban residents.
Healthy infants who survive their first month of life and who are born to adolescent mothers are at greater risk of dying within their first year than are comparable infants whose mothers are aged 23-29.
(1) Among singleton infants born to such women after an uncomplicated term pregnancy, the perinatal death rate is 12.9 per 10,000 births.
Black women are more than three times as likely as white women not to receive prenatal care, and regardless of their prenatal care status, their infants are significantly more likely to die within their first 27 days of life than are infants born to white women.
Infants born at term to mothers with preeclampsia have similar birth weights, on average, to those of infants born to women who do not experience this condition; however, infants born preterm to mothers with preeclampsia weigh significantly less than those born to women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy, according to a retrospective cohort study of births in Canada.