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Word Example of - babies

    Example Sentences for babies

    People snivel over the deaths of babies; I see nothing to grieve about.

    She would teach the women how to take care of their babies and the men how to take care of their women.

    Miss Blake found "Bailey's Babies" astonishingly unmanageable.

    There was when Cain was born no established convention that all babies are pretty.

    We let his Minnie die, and sent his two babies to the Children's Shelter.

    Mingling with the apparel were blankets, quilts, mattresses, pillows and babies.

    Any one can come to believe that some babies are being living.

    My babies don't have their eyes open when they are born, and they haven't any hair.

    Finally, after half an hour or more of posing, I got several good pictures of the babies on a dead branch.

    It is because the mothers have big pockets in which they carry their babies.

Word Origin & History of - babies

    Word Origin & History

    baby late 14c., babi, dim. of baban (see babe). The verb meaning "to treat like a baby" is from 1742. As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922. Baby blues for "blue eyes" recorded by 1944 (the phrase also was used for "postpartum depression" 1950s-60s). To empty the baby out with the bath (water) is first recorded 1909 in G.B. Shaw (cf. Ger. das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten).