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  • The new specialized city of specialized military men would mold a high-performing population that in traditional cities required generations to gestate.†   (source)
  • June When I was pregnant with Claire, I was told that I had gestational diabetes.†   (source)
  • She had nearly died during his gestation and birth; his name was her thanksgiving.†   (source)
  • As a fat man, I walked with the foot soldiers so as not to jounce the gestation.†   (source)
  • One of the students wrote in an essay, "Language is born in the youth culture," so, to get a taste of language in gestation, untrammeled by our presence, we arranged for them to have three video minicameras.†   (source)
  • The gestation period lasts nine weeks, so you've got another two weeks.†   (source)
  • Gestation was six months.†   (source)
  • I observed her unconscious flowering, the effortless rosy bloom of her complexion, which seemed so vital and basic and life-affirming in that period of gestation in which I had no legitimate part.†   (source)
  • I should like to be of use as a doctor or a farmer and at the same time to be gestating something lasting, something fundamental, to be writing some scientific paper or a literary work.†   (source)
  • He would not go over to the Whig party, whose petty politicians, he said, "are no more able to comprehend me ....than a rabbit, which breeds 12 times a year, could comprehend the gestation of an elephant which carries 2 years."†   (source)
  • The building crew from Mason City had spent the week pouring the specially designed concrete subfloor for the breeding and gestation building, over which a slatted steel floor would be laid.†   (source)
  • The plan was to convert what remained of the old dairy barn to enlarge the farrowing and nursery rooms, add a gestation building, a grower building, and a finisher, to build a big Slurrystore for waste, and put up two small Harvestores for the corn that would serve the hogs for feed.†   (source)
  • Supposedly, it would take six months at the least and eight or nine at the most to complete all the buildings, but the plan was to move the first ten sows into gestation stalls by the beginning of August.†   (source)
  • At breakfast or dinner, Ty would pick some brochures off the stack that lay next to the telephone in the kitchen and thumb through them, or he would scan the drawing the Harvestore man had given him, with the shapes of our house and barn crisply ruled in, the width of the road and the new driveways marked, the wide circle of the Slurrystore as neat as could be, drawn with a compass, the narrower circles of the Harvestores nestled against the gestation building.†   (source)
  • And did I want the Celestial Kingdom, anyway, where women are relegated to polygamy and procreation, gestating new souls to fill earthbound bodies?†   (source)
  • He had been born of a miraculous conception, after a gestation of twelve years; his body being that of a serpent, with human arms and the head of an ox.†   (source)
  • I was fourteen then, fourteen in years if they could have been called years while in that unpaced corridor which I called childhood, which was not living but rather some projection of the lightless womb itself I gestate and complete, not aged, just overdue because of some caesarean lack, some cold head-nuzzling forceps of the savage time which should have torn me free, I waited not for light but for that doom which we call female victory which it endure and then endure, without rhyme or reason or hope of reward—and then endure; I like that blind subterranea†   (source)
  • This is the gestation of the nineteenth century.†   (source)
  • I can't be regular and easy about it when I'm caught by a big experiment, any more than you could be regular and easy and polite when you were gestating the baby.†   (source)
  • First, Man has multiplied on her hands until there are as many men as women; so that she has been unable to employ for her purposes more than a fraction of the immense energy she has left at his disposal by saving him the exhausting labor of gestation.†   (source)
  • When we come to the phenomena of artistic conception, artistic gestation, and artistic reproduction I require a new terminology and a new personal experience.†   (source)
  • * *The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob:—a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.†   (source)
  • Mr Dixon, to turn the table, took on to ask of Mr Mulligan himself whether his incipient ventripotence, upon which he rallied him, betokened an ovoblastic gestation in the prostatic utricle or male womb or was due, as with the noted physician, Mr Austin Meldon, to a wolf in the stomach.†   (source)
  • peace, the formation of
    the Constitution,
    The separate States, the simple elastic scheme, the immigrants,
    The Union always swarming with blatherers and always sure and impregnable,
    The unsurvey'd interior, log-houses, clearings, wild animals,
    hunters, trappers,
    Surrounding the multiform agriculture, mines, temperature, the
    gestation of new States,
    Congress convening every Twelfth-month, the members duly coming
    up from the uttermost parts,
    Surrounding the noble character of mechanics and farmers, especially
    the young men,
    Responding their manners, speech, dress, friendships, the gait they
    have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the
    presence o†   (source)
  • 5
    Beautiful world of new superber birth that rises to my eyes,
    Like a limitless golden cloud filling the westernr sky,
    Emblem of general maternity lifted above all,
    Sacred shape of the bearer of daughters and sons,
    Out of thy teeming womb thy giant babes in ceaseless procession issuing,
    Acceding from such gestation, taking and giving continual strength
    and life,
    World of the real—world of the twain in one,
    World of the soul, born by the world of the real alone, led to
    identity, body, by it alone,
    Yet in beginning only, incalculable masses of composite precious materials,
    By history's cycles forwarded, by every nation, language, hither sent,†   (source)
  • 17
    O I see flashing that this America is only you and me,
    Its power, weapons, testimony, are you and me,
    Its crimes, lies, thefts, defections, are you and me,
    Its Congress is you and me, the officers, capitols, armies, ships,
    are you and me,
    Its endless gestations of new States are you and me,
    The war, (that war so bloody and grim, the war I will henceforth
    forget), was you and me,
    Natural and artificial are you and me,
    Freedom, language, poems, employments, are you and me,
    Past, present, future, are you and me.†   (source)
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