heavy with child

heavy with child

Very visibly pregnant, often because the baby's due date is near. ("With child" is a euphemism for "pregnant.") I am heavy with child right now, but at least the baby is due next week.
See also: child, heavy
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There is a certain gentleness to this figure, to the curve of the stomach heavy with child. I point to another pair and say, "Oh, how cute, they're embracing.
The Bible narrative on Joseph and Mary, heavy with child, traveling from Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem in Judea in order to be registered per the Roman emperor's decree and searching for a room in the inn for the night, is a figurative foretelling of the world's drove of refugees' search for safety in foreign lands.
Mary will also attend to the needs of her elderly cousin who, at this point, is heavy with child, as she is already in her sixth month.
She was heavy with child. We lay in the deep darkness of the ground.
Mary of Nazareth, after all, is the proto-refugee; she knows about the ordeal of having to flee for sanctuary while heavy with child, only to find that there is no room in the inn.
It went a bit like this: Mary and Joseph knocked on the door, weary and Mary heavy with child.
She was heavy with child. A migraine squeezed her brow and her feet hurt - and still she said she was so happy to hear what the 77-year-old Tibetan monk had to say.
Only a few days ago, the shepherds explained, a young girl heavy with child travelled that way with her man.
Remember he had a penchant for rides in Manchester's popular theme park, Slapperland, while his wife was heavy with child as they say.
Six thousand years ago, a woman heavy with child straightened up from yanking out weeds in an onion patch.
I tried to get up but since I was heavy with child, I couldn't.
Heavy with child up at dawn I listen and listen to the racket of
We had a great debate about the management of record keeping and the importance of IT in a climate heavy with child protection issues.
And lo, it came to pass that Abigail, daughter of Clancy, a virgin from the village of Allerton, became heavy with child. Her burden was a mystery, not least to Peter, son of Crouch, a skilled craftsman (for a big fella) from the Anfield plains, to whom she had become close.
In 1.3, when Lavatch, clown to the Countess, spoke of his "flesh and blood" and his desire to marry, Isbel appeared in front of them, heavy with child. But in 3.2, when Lavatch returned from the French court, he had lost interest in Isbel, and she appeared again, her face contorted with tears and distress.