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  • n. Plural form of birth pang.
  • n. The difficulty associated with a new project.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth


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  • These birth pangs of Christianity.…were nevertheless real labour pains on the part of Christendom’s mother, the expiring religion of ancient Egypt.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Tyria had been wracked by such terrible birth pangs before.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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