from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of born.
  • adj. That is in the process of being born.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See boning, boning-rod.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This, IMO, is mean spirited since we all have our on-camera moments that would best be delected a-borning.

    Moving Scam - "Lowball Quote"

  • Anachronisms abound, from New Age lingo like “She gives off a bad feeling” to the dialect of the postbellum South: “her borning young.”


  • It was my first twin birth—I never imagined what it might look like, a woman borning two separate creatures the way animals litter two, three, and four.


  • How very borning and mundane, just another politician caught with his pants down. bruce

    Sanford releases statement: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

  • The more significant impetus for her writing, though, was her experience of "re-borning" after a serious brush with death.

    We Remember - Shulamis Yelin, 1913 - 2002

  • I'm warming up to it, but people have a point in that the screws are very un-apple-like, and the design looks a lot like the borning "normal" HTC smartphones.

    Gruber: Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone -

  • When Gibson retired, the designated hitter had just begun to transform the American League and divide the game, and free-agency, an even more transforming force, was just a-borning.

    Robert E. Murphy: What's Wrong With Baseball? Money, to Start With

  • You can read about the bourgeoisie first hand in the brilliant acerbic melancholy literature of the '20s and' 30s, writers who saw through the thin veneer of civilization slapped on a chaotic society built on greed, violence and injustice, even as it was a-borning.

    Tony Hendra: Immigrants? It's Their Country

  • While they do have a point on the latter, why should a minority party bother to suggest programs and solutions to a Congress that is so heavily weighted to the other side that such ideas would die a-borning?

    Talking to Bush Republicans

  • For the galactic brain was still in infancy: unless it held itself to be still a-borning.



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