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M/OMother Of
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She wondered, for the thousandth time, what a windlute was; yet much of beauty, much of beyondness, she sensed of this dimly remembered beautiful mother of hers.
Hester Prynne, nevertheless, the loving mother of this one child, ran little risk of erring on the side of undue severity.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the mother I knew By that infinity with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
The week before, Kitty had told her mother of a conversation she had with Vronsky during a mazurka.
Finally one of them said to her, peering down over his spectacles: "Mary, the records of this and other courts show that you are the mother of forty-two daughters who have been ruined.
In the Visitation (Luke 1:39-45), Elizabeth's greeting contains further connotations of royalty specifically referring to Mary: "And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
As midwife in Willow Springs for 70 years and matriarch of the community for 40 or 50 years at the time the novel begins, the childless Mama Day is the figurative mother of all the islanders.
In her Washington Post Magazine story about mothers and work, Tracy Thompson tells the story of Ana Kinney, a hairdresser, the mother of two young children, and a reluctant primary breadwinner since her husband's business venture had folded.
On April 24, 1994, Pope John Paul II beatified Gianna Beretta Molla, mother of a family, in St.