- n. Plural form of accouchement.
“Von Hammer prefers this version as the more dramatic, the Frenchman rejects it on account of the difficulties of the accouchements.”
“Never would Edna Pontellier forget the shock with which she heard Madame Ratignolle relating to old Monsieur Farival the harrowing story of one of her accouchements, withholding no intimate detail.”
“She spoke into a tape recorder, chronicling official dinners, family get-togethers, trips abroad, the weddings and accouchements of her daughters, barbecues with multitudes, an occasional solitary evening of television, the doubts and decisions and physical distempers of her husband, the greatest man on earth.”
“The circumstances of the death of Maria Theresa, the Queen's mother, in the interval which divided the two accouchements, and Her Majesty's anguish, and refusal to see any but De Lamballe and De”
“The accouchements of Madame de Montespan were public.”
“We had nine _accouchements_ in the steerage amongst the emigrants, some of them premature from violent sea-sickness, and seven deaths -- all children.”
“At last I learnt that her former mesmerisers, as bold in their practice as certain hypnotisers of to-day, had induced somnambulism at the time of her accouchements.”
“He had been twice married; his first wife bore him 69 children in 27 accouchements, having twins sixteen times, triplets seven times, and quadruplets four times, but never a single birth.”
“His second wife bore him 18 children in 8 accouchements.”
“The stones were still standing some years ago, and perhaps are yet undisturbed, where the royal accouchements took place.”
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