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  • They are trying to slowly wean me off the stuff.†   (source)
  • Most people would much rather carry on with their fantasies that my mother and grandmother were geisha, and that I began my training in dance when I was weaned from the breast, and so on.†   (source)
  • They're running tests to see how her lungs are functioning and whether she can be weaned off the ventilator.†   (source)
  • One week Patrick was sucking his thumb, the next he had weaned himself of it forever.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I learned to ride by sitting atop weaned calves—after being thrown to the ground several times, one got the hang of it.†   (source)
  • I had hoped to have him weaned-and my breasts completely my own again within five months.†   (source)
  • Walking down the paths of Petrin Hill, she could not wean her thoughts from the man who was supposed to shoot her but did not.†   (source)
  • The CCC was designed to wean young men off street corners by getting them involved in shoring up the nation's natural environment.†   (source)
  • If so, I promise to serve you the finest wines from my family's estate, and perhaps with them I will be able to wean you off such barbaric milk as you have there.†   (source)
  • And I'll soon have him weaned off the red leather jacket.†   (source)
  • By galloping the horse to the outside of the dogs, Smith hoped to wean him from the rail.†   (source)
  • Since quality of flavor would be meaningless, supermarkets would carry only basic grains such as rice, cornmeal, soybeans and flour; possibly also some ungraded meat, milk for weaning infants and vitamin and mineral supplements to make up deficiencies.†   (source)
  • Aunt Loma sounded like she'd just been weaned on a lemon.†   (source)
  • I weaned them from sleeping with me a few months ago, but they still seem a bit disappointed when I go off to bed without them.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • The doctor says I have to start weaning myself back on food.†   (source)
  • When I was weaned, my grandmother came and took me.†   (source)
  • That one over there ain't weaned yet.†   (source)
  • The puppies will know how to wean right away, so you don't need to be concerned about that, either.†   (source)
  • They should be weaned from attitudes and habits resulting from a foreign birth and education.†   (source)
  • Essential liberties before the Horvath used to wean, or seem to mean, whether we had the right to get drunk on a flight and insult stewardesses.†   (source)
  • But we heard a coyote howl upwind and we heard a cow bawling for her late weaned bairn.†   (source)
  • She'll farrow at least ten pigs, spring and fall— if you breed her fresh again just three days after she weans.†   (source)
  • Ootek himself was weaned on caribou meat, pre-chewed for him by his mother, and it had been his staple food ever since he gave up mother's milk.†   (source)
  • "The boy is long past weaning," he said frowning.†   (source)
  • A boy couldn't walk before he'd been weaned; couldn't take a gin before his manhood had been proved.†   (source)
  • We must wean him from this countryside by then.†   (source)
  • Not when they're finally weaning me off the medication.†   (source)
  • This is the best thing for nursing mothers and for those who are long weaned.†   (source)
  • Weaning is the hardest time on a ranch for animals and ranchers alike.†   (source)
  • And likely the first bride in the history of the Seven Kingdoms to be widowed before she was weaned.†   (source)
  • When shall we wean him, on his wedding day?†   (source)
  • Some of you have not seen one since they weaned you.†   (source)
  • He's just weaned.'†   (source)
  • We wrote Lori a check for $350, and she told us we could return to take Clearance Dog home with us in three weeks when he was eight weeks old and weaned.†   (source)
  • Then there was nursery duty: checking the pregnant mothers, washing the teats of the nursing and weaning mothers, taking the temperature and weights of newborns.†   (source)
  • COW CHOW In October, two weeks before I made his acquaintance, steer number 534 was weaned from his mother.†   (source)
  • I was weaned on venom, Dalt.†   (source)
  • It's unfortunate about the pocket protector he's wearing, but then I haven't been able to wean my own father from the habit, so it's unlikely I'll ever make any headway with his boss.†   (source)
  • Shirley went to New Orleans soon after she weaned him, and now it was just him and Lena in the house down there.†   (source)
  • When Lord Dustin had beheld her naked, he'd told Ned that her breasts were enough to make him wish he'd never been weaned.†   (source)
  • A little foster brother might be just what Tommen needs to wean him away from Margaery and her hens: In time they might grow as close as Robert and his boyhood friend Ned Stark.†   (source)
  • There was a time to be weaned, a time to be carried in arms: a time to walk with the tribe, a time to walk alone: a time for the proving-of-manhood, a time for the taking of gins.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • You ain't hardly old enough to be weaned.†   (source)
  • You eternal, close-mouth, when will that secret be weaned?†   (source)
  • They get weaned away from earth—that's the way I put it, weaned away.†   (source)
  • The poor woman figured and figured on a way to wean Gussie.†   (source)
  • His mother tried to wean him when he was nine months old but Gussie wouldn't stand for it.†   (source)
  • It started a new fashion in weaning called, "Giving the baby the Gussie.†   (source)
  • Eugene had been fed from her breast until he was more than three years old: during the winter he was weaned.†   (source)
  • Gussie was weaned.†   (source)
  • Arthur had managed to wean Sir Aglovale from his revenge, it is true, and the old feud seemed to have healed over.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • Her reason was: "She'll be weaned away from her home and family soon enough the way she's growing up.†   (source)
  • Nature's just as keen to wean you back to a savage state as you are to be civilized.†   (source)
  • A maverick is an unbranded calf that has been weaned and shifts for itself.†   (source)
  • I tried to wean her fra 't ower and ower agen.†   (source)
  • An old man at least has time to be weaned from life, but I ...Well, go and try to disprove death.†   (source)
  • After weaning me from you these five years by saying he was my father, he should not have done this.†   (source)
  • She wean't be a bride in a hurry, I reckon.'†   (source)
  • Perhaps Margaret grew too old for metaphysics, perhaps Henry was weaning her from them, but she felt that there was something a little unbalanced in the mind that so readily shreds the visible.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • The torments inflicted on her by my great-aunt, the sight of my grandmother's vain entreaties, of her in her weakness conquered before she began, but still making the futile endeavour to wean my grandfather from his liqueur-glass—all these were things of the sort to which, in later years, one can grow so well accustomed as to smile at them, to take the tormentor's side with a. happy determination which deludes one into the belief that it is not, really, tormenting; but in those days they filled me with such horror that I longed to strike my great-aunt.†   (source)
  • Eyes weaned from daylight again grew somewhat accustomed to the dim illumination; and the room was filled alternately with mandolin plunking and gramophone melodies from the album of light favorites.†   (source)
  • She talked about 'weaning those ignorant millions from their horrid ways,' till, upon my word, she made me quite uncomfortable.†   (source)
  • Lord love 'ee, neither court-paying, nor preaching, nor the seven thunders themselves, can wean a woman when 'twould be better for her that she should be weaned.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, their six or eight years of book education had weaned them away from the occupation of their mothers.†   (source)
  • It was the first unusual thing, except the glance of Bresnahan, that had happened since the weaning of Hugh.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • All branding was done in corrals, and calves were weaned from mother-cows at the proper time to benefit both.†   (source)
  • Lord love 'ee, neither court-paying, nor preaching, nor the seven thunders themselves, can wean a woman when 'twould be better for her that she should be weaned.†   (source)
  • have you weaned her yet?†   (source)
  • And now the half-weaned calves that have been sheltering themselves in a gorse-built hovel against the left-hand wall come out and set up a silly answer to that terrible bark, doubtless supposing that it has reference to buckets of milk.†   (source)
  • That night Amelia made the boy read the story of Samuel to her, and how Hannah, his mother, having weaned him, brought him to Eli the High Priest to minister before the Lord.†   (source)
  • But there were none to stare at him except the long-weaned calves, and none to show dislike of his appearance except the little water-rats which rustled away at his approach.†   (source)
  • The fancied object was not fixed, either: his eyes pursued it with unwearied diligence, and, even in speaking to me, were never weaned away.†   (source)
  • Although necessarily much weaned from the caresses and blandishments that had rendered his child so dear to him during the first year or two of his widowerhood, he had still a strong but somewhat latent love for her.†   (source)
  • 'He wean't, he wean't.†   (source)
  • By such play Antony was weaned from his glory; yet she who wrought his ruin was really not half so beautiful as this her countrywoman.†   (source)
  • These visits certainly excited much speculation in those to whom they were known, but no comments were made, excepting occasionally in whispers from Richard, who would say: "It is not at all remarkable; a half-breed can never be weaned from the savage ways—and, for one of his lineage, the boy is much nearer civilization than could, in reason, be expected."†   (source)
  • It may be believed that a religion which should undertake to destroy so deep seated a passion, would meet its own destruction thence in the end; and if it attempted to wean men entirely from the contemplation of the good things of this world, in order to devote their faculties exclusively to the thought of another, it may be foreseen that the soul would at length escape from its grasp, to plunge into the exclusive enjoyment of present and material pleasures.†   (source)
  • Insensibly, too, the comfort of speaking to someone in a reasonable tongue, and of being properly considered and respected as her spiritual adviser by a well-born woman, had weaned his thoughts a little from the Search.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had devoted himself, however, too unreservedly to scientific studies ever to be weaned from them by any second passion.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • O, remain with us—the counsel of holy men will wean you from your erring law, and I will be a sister to you.†   (source)
  • In fact, my mother had been weaned at three months old, that the babe of the mistress might obtain sufficient food.†   (source)
  • I weaned her last carnival.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If the rulers of democratic nations were either to neglect to correct this fatal tendency, or to encourage it from a notion that it weans men from political passions and thus wards off revolutions, they might eventually produce the evil they seek to avoid, and a time might come when the inordinate passions of a few men, aided by the unintelligent selfishness or the pusillanimity of the greater number, would ultimately compel society to pass through strange vicissitudes.†   (source)
  • entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish air, slyly conscious that no turn of he†   (source)
  • Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If this news aboot 'un has reached school today, the old 'ooman wean't have a whole boan in her boddy, nor Fanny neither.'†   (source)
  • I was told by Dr. Pestler (now a most flourishing lady's physician, with a sumptuous dark green carriage, a prospect of speedy knighthood, and a house in Manchester Square) that her grief at weaning the child was a sight that would have unmanned a Herod.†   (source)
  • She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself.†   (source)
  • 'It wean't hurt him,' said John, apparently very much relieved by the prospect of having a man in the quarrel; 'let' un eat.†   (source)
  • 'Ye wean't get bread and butther ev'ry neight, I expect, mun,' said Mr Browdie, after he had sat staring at Nicholas a long time over the empty plate.†   (source)
  • 'Noo, foller me, and when thee get'st ootside door, turn to the right, and they wean't see thee pass.'†   (source)
  • I wont to do this neighbourly loike, and let them think thee's gotten awa' o' theeself, but if he cooms oot o' thot parlour awhiles theer't clearing off, he mun' have mercy on his oun boans, for I wean't.†   (source)
  • And she was wean'd,   (source)
    wean'd = adapted to not drinking breastmilk
  • The captive raised her face; it was as soft and mild As sculptured marble saint; or slumbering unweaned child; It was so soft and mild, it was so sweet and fair, Pain could not trace a line, or grief a shadow there!†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unweaned means not and reverses the meaning of weaned. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • A woman with an unweaned baby, an old woman, and a healthy German girl with bright red cheeks were sitting on some feather beds.†   (source)
  • Weaned, at least.†   (source)
  • I've a wife and three weans at home.†   (source)
  • Introducing me to the Saturday Evening Post, she was trying to wean me as early as possible from my father's world where men left with their lunch pails at sunup, worked with their hands until the grime ate into the pores, and died with a few sticks of mail-order furniture as their legacy.†   (source)
  • She put on nine pounds after weaning.†   (source)
  • BLOOM: (In an oatmeal sporting suit, a sprig of woodbine in the lapel, tony buff shirt, shepherd's plaid Saint Andrew's cross scarftie, white spats, fawn dustcoat on his arm, tawny red brogues, fieldglasses in bandolier and a grey billycock hat) Do you remember a long long time, years and years ago, just after Milly, Marionette we called her, was weaned when we all went together to Fairyhouse races, was it?†   (source)
  • Milly enough for two what was the reason of that he said I could have got a pound a week as a wet nurse all swelled out the morning that delicate looking student that stopped in no 28 with the Citrons Penrose nearly caught me washing through the window only for I snapped up the towel to my face that was his studenting hurt me they used to weaning her till he got doctor Brady to give me the belladonna prescription I had to get him to suck them they were so hard he said it was sweeter and thicker than cows then he wanted to milk me into the tea well hes beyond everything I declare somebody ought to put him in the budget if I only could remember the I half of the things and write a book ou†   (source)
  • Take all and wean it; it may prove an ox.†   (source)
  • The propriety of these distinctions is explained by the nature of the senatorial trust, which, requiring greater extent of information and stability of character, requires at the same time that the senator should have reached a period of life most likely to supply these advantages; and which, participating immediately in transactions with foreign nations, ought to be exercised by none who are not thoroughly weaned from the prepossessions and habits incident to foreign birth and education.†   (source)
  • Of these there are two sorts: some live unmarried and chaste, and abstain from eating any sort of flesh; and thus weaning themselves from all the pleasures of the present life, which they account hurtful, they pursue, even by the hardest and painfullest methods possible, that blessedness which they hope for hereafter; and the nearer they approach to it, they are the more cheerful and earnest in their endeavours after it.†   (source)
  • If glory cannot move a mind so mean, Nor future praise from fading pleasure wean, Yet why should he defraud his son of fame, And grudge the Romans their immortal name!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.†   (source)
  • 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.†   (source)
  • * *praise
    When it was two year old, and from the breast
    Departed* of the norice, on a day *taken, weaned
    This marquis *caughte yet another lest* *was seized by yet
    To tempt his wife yet farther, if he may.†   (source)
  • If glory cannot move a mind so mean, Nor future praise from flitting pleasure wean, Regard the fortunes of thy rising heir: The promis'd crown let young Ascanius wear, To whom th' Ausonian scepter, and the state Of Rome's imperial name is ow'd by fate.†   (source)
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