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  • n  the process of giving birth

  • Too impatient to wait 33 days for normal parturition, he killed the does, slit them open, found well-developed rabbit embryos inside, proclaimed the first parthogenesis of a mammal.
  • His mission is to reform the American system from within, and in Common Cause's six short months since parturition, the response, he says, has been "simply astonishing.
  • Anatomy, parturition and gender, observes Psychologist Joseph Adelson, cannot be wished away "in a spasm of the distended will, as though the will, in pursuit of total human .

  • John Cheever in Los Angeles Times
    In the preface to his collected stories, Cheever wrote that the "parturition of a writer, I think, unlike that of a painter, does not display any interesting alliances to his masters. In the growth of a writer one finds nothing like the early...

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