But, to her babe, the young mother was passionate at times in her loving demonstrations.
He is after the secretary Stangerson, who had no more to do with the crime than the babe unborn.
Some crocodile or hippopotamus crawling through the rushes might craunch the babe.
Since then I have been in my bed, with no power more than has a babe of the cradle.
Its a shame that Amys mother treats her as if she were a babe.
"I am Peter Klaus," he cried, "and no other," and he took the babe from his daughter's arms.
“Hold the child closely,” he directed, and bodily lifted mother and babe in his strong, sinewy arms.
And here had she kept him in the dark, as if he were a babe, instead of the head of the house.
The pity of it, that a magnificent and gullible British Public should be suckled like a babe on such spoonmeat and small beer!
That winter in the town, an' me mindin' the mistress with Miss Amy a babe.
babe late 14c., short for baban (early 13c.), which probably is imitative of baby talk (cf. babble), however in many languages the cognate word means "old woman" (cf. Rus. babushka "grandmother," from baba "peasant woman"). Now mostly superseded by its dim. form baby. Used figuratively for "a childish person" from 1520s. Meaning "attractive young woman" is 1915, college slang; related babelicious first recorded 1991.