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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References in classic literature ?
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.
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother.
One of the lesser breed should feel honoured that a member of the holy race that was born to inherit life eternal should deign even to notice him.
When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things.
If it were Dede, he was born to luck, he decided; for the meeting couldn't have occurred under better circumstances.
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
I know there's them as is born t' own the land, and them as is born to sweat on't"--here Mrs.
Infant mortality rates are known to be higher than average among babies born to teenagers, often because of neonatal deaths related to preterm delivery and low birth weight.
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.
After adjusting for the effects of these factors, as well as race and ethnicity, the investigators found that relative to infants born to women aged 23-29, babies born to the youngest mothers had the highest odds of postneonatal mortality (odds ratio, 3.
This rate was highest among babies born to mothers aged 15 and younger (3.
Hypothesizing that single mothers have less social support than married mothers, and that this difference may affect their infants' health, the researchers also examined the risk of postneonatal death among infants born to unmarried women.
Among infants born to white and black women, the odds of postneonatal mortality from these causes (adjusted for use of prenatal care and marital status) were highest (odds ratios, 4.