pregnant with (something)

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pregnant with (something)

Full of, or fraught with, or having a lot of something. Just before naming the guilty party, he gave a pause that seemed pregnant with meaning, and I wondered whether he was telling me the truth. Her speech was pregnant with emotion, and her eyes brimmed with tears as she spoke.
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Presently there was a stillness, pregnant with meaning.
There was something strange in the tremulous night, and something, you knew not what, seemed to be waiting; the silence was on a sudden pregnant with meaning.
Beck's use of language is rarely coy, sketching out images pregnant with meaning and grounded in the everyday that accumulate into an insightful portrait of a troubled world that dreams of peace.
These films are made with love and pregnant with meaning, and we were lucky to be witnesses to that.
The fact that the magazine described the US-India agreement as 'a major pact' was pregnant with meaning.
Instead of addressing the diplomats, for whom the event is held twice a year, the President chose to address the nation with a speech that was pregnant with meaning.
Our language is pregnant with meaning --hopes and dreams constantly communicated in the context of life.
With two guitars, bass and vocals they create a minimal sound that, without warning, comes to be as rounded as an orchestra, pregnant with meaning, and as quickly back to a spartan existence.
precarious but plausible equilibrium, oneiric yet pregnant with meaning.
Polkinghorne defends the use of science in theology as an instance of "natural theology," described as defending a theistic interpretation of certain facts which seem pregnant with meaning but which science must yet treat as mere brute facts.
There is a real sense of an emotional tug of war being fought out on piano, accordion, a buzz saw fuzz box banjo and a rhythm section where the silences are as pregnant with meaning as the polished percussive beats.
The Kenyan presidential election won by the International Criminal Court-bound Jubilee Alliance team of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, as president and vice president respectively, is pregnant with meaning.
The smallness of the individual discs, each 5mm in diameter, render the piece at once ephemeral yet strangely pregnant with meaning.
This is linked to Haughey's lament that "catholicity" is often conflated with the designation of the Church as "Catholic," since the former "is more pregnant with meaning than it should be by being confined to that one usage" (p.