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Worldwide, most babies are weaned much later, but in the US, fewer than 20% of babies are still nursing when they are six months old.
  to adapt to (in various senses such as):
  • when used without qualification as in: She was weaned at 3 months. — a mammal’s adaption to the removal of breastmilk
  • I weaned myself from cigarettes. — adapted to the gradual removal of
  • I was weaned on progressive principals — raised on or adapted to at a very early age.
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  • Worldwide, most babies are weaned much later, but in the US, fewer than 20% of babies are still nursing when they are six months old.
  • She weaned her baby when he was three months old and started him on cow’s milk.
  • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle.
  • I grew concerned and weaned myself to no more than one drink a day and never two days in a row.

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  • I was weaned on country music and have loved it ever since.
  • Maybe the goal isn’t to kill all of us, just wean us down to a manageable number."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The puppies will know how to wean right away, so you don’t need to be concerned about that, either.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • In the first place the pups had now been weaned, and, since there was no water supply near the den, it was necessary to move them to a location where they could slack their thirst elsewhere than at their mother’s teats.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She’s weaning them from her."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Weaned, at least.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Not when they’re finally weaning me off the medication.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • As soon as they were weaned, Napoleon took them away from their mothers, saying that he would make himself responsible for their education.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • They’re running tests to see how her lungs are functioning and whether she can be weaned off the ventilator.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The first of those sorrows which are sent to wean us from the earth had visited her, and its dimming influence quenched her dearest smiles.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • You ain’t hardly old enough to be weaned.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The delirium was not fixed, however; having weaned her eyes from contemplating the outer darkness, by degrees she centred her attention on him, and discovered who it was that held her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • This is the best thing for nursing mothers and for those who are long weaned.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • That one over there ain’t weaned yet.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • "Never mix cards and whisky unless you were weaned on Irish poteen," Gerald told Pork gravely the same evening, as Pork assisted him to bed.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And above all there is his wife, Penelope, whom he must wean from the cocoon of lonely grief that she has defensively spun around herself before he can reknit their marriage.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He does not let business wean him from the little cares and duties that affect us all, and I try not to let domestic worries destroy my interest in his pursuits.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "The boy is long past weaning," he said frowning.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • On the other hand, their six or eight years of book education had weaned them away from the occupation of their mothers.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The doctors had weaned him from it; The booze was his substitute, and when he got inside he was going to have a double bourbon.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • In fact, my mother had been weaned at three months old, that the babe of the mistress might obtain sufficient food.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • A kindlier shaping softened them, but, for all that, she seemed to be in a mood which required an oracular style of presentation, for she went on: ’There is comfort in a mother’s breast, but there has to be a weaning.’
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Arthur had managed to wean Sir Aglovale from his revenge, it is true, and the old feud seemed to have healed over.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • When I was weaned, my grandmother came and took me.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • He had devoted himself, however, too unreservedly to scientific studies ever to be weaned from them by any second passion.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • She talked about ’weaning those ignorant millions from their horrid ways,’ till, upon my word, she made me quite uncomfortable.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I weaned her last carnival.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • An old man at least has time to be weaned from life, but I .
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • His mother tried to wean him when he was nine months old but Gussie wouldn’t stand for it.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • I tried to wean her fra ’t ower and ower agen.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • O, remain with us—the counsel of holy men will wean you from your erring law, and I will be a sister to you.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • After weaning me from you these five years by saying he was my father, he should not have done this.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The twins no longer derive their sustenance from Nature’s founts — in short,’ said Mr. Micawber, in one of his bursts of confidence, ’they are weaned — and Mrs. Micawber is, at present, my travelling companion.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • They get weaned away from earth—that’s the way I put it, weaned away.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • The CCC was designed to wean young men off street corners by getting them involved in shoring up the nation’s natural environment.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • And though I have sometimes endeavoured to convince actors that they are mistaken in this notion they have adopted, and that they would attract more people, and get more credit, by producing plays in accordance with the rules of art, than by absurd ones, they are so thoroughly wedded to their own opinion that no argument or evidence can wean them from it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • However, with Rosemary’s sudden success in pictures Mrs. Speers felt that it was time she were spiritually weaned; it would please rather than pain her if this somewhat bouncing, breathless and exigent idealism would focus on something except herself.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • A boy couldn’t walk before he’d been weaned; couldn’t take a gin before his manhood had been proved.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Aunt Loma sounded like she’d just been weaned on a lemon.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • That being the case, and not wanting the cloud of debt hanging over me, favor me by taking payment for your help as of now in the form of one newborn pig, just weaned, in pink of prime.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • That’s something like a lover—that’s the way handsome Bob Spicer carried off my poor mother; and then got tired of her before I was weaned—though they only had to wait eight months for me!
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • By galloping the horse to the outside of the dogs, Smith hoped to wean him from the rail.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I learned to ride by sitting atop weaned calves—after being thrown to the ground several times, one got the hang of it.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • To part with him all day, to send him out to the mercy of a schoolmaster’s cane and his schoolfellows’ roughness, was almost like weaning him over again to that weak mother, so tremulous and full of sensibility.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • His generation had, after all, been weaned on the sartorial lunacy of the Jefe, who had owned just under ten thousand ties on the eve of his assassination.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • It was the first unusual thing, except the glance of Bresnahan, that had happened since the weaning of Hugh.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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