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philoprogenitiveness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being philoprogenitive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The love of offspring; fondness for children.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In phrenol., the love of offspring; the instinctive love of young in general. Phrenologists locate its organ above the middle part of the cerebellum.

Etymologies

philoprogenitive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The world shows that while women have more philoprogenitiveness, men have more amativeness; otherwise the latter would not propose and would nurse the doll and baby.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The artist has at the back of his own skull, we are certain, a huge bump of philoprogenitiveness.

    George Cruikshank

  • It is an absurd disregard of a natural economy to leave the innate philoprogenitiveness of either sex uncultivated.

    A Modern Utopia

  • He was walking upon the terrace finally upon the eventful day when, amidst an immense jangling of bells from Clavering Church, where the flag was flying, an open carriage and one of those travelling chariots or family arks, which only English philoprogenitiveness could invent drove rapidly with foaming horses through the Park gates, and up to the steps of the Hall.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The colour of these Indians was much redder than that of any others I had seen; their heads were shaven, with the exception of a small stripe, extending from the centre of the crown back to the _organ of philoprogenitiveness_ -- the gallant scalping-lock -- which was decorated with feathers so as somewhat to resemble the crest of a Greek or Roman helmet.

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • Gentlemen are sometimes seized with sudden fits of admiration for the young relatives of ladies whom they honor with their regard, but this counterfeit philoprogenitiveness sits uneasily upon them, and does not deceive anybody a particle.

    Little Women

  • The bump of philoprogenitiveness has in my experience more often been the result of rickets than a sign of parental love.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • These rejected essays and tales were my children, and the embarrassing number of them did not curb my philoprogenitiveness.

    Stories of Achievement, Volume IV (of 6) Authors and Journalists

  • I don't think Terry had what the phrenologists call "the lump of philoprogenitiveness" at all well developed.

    Herland

  • Providence to the category of deliberate acts, will enormously enhance the responsibility of the parent -- and of the State that has failed to adequately discourage the philoprogenitiveness of the parent -- towards the child.

    Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought

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