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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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.
In the case of an emergency, such as pregnancy, creative writers can suddenly make the character heavy with child.
There I was, heavy with child, while my son hovered between life and death, and my pastor was asking me a question that I felt was completely inappropriate at that time.
It went a bit like this: Mary and Joseph knocked on the door, weary and Mary heavy with child.
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.
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.
Alanna, now heavy with child, was drawing water from the new pump that I had just driven a point for.
why tit now gravid heavy with child, or age droop (tits entropy is not pretty)
Its first season is quiet but expectant, leaning, as if heavy with child, into the future.