Usage examples for rearing

  1. Miss, if the poor lady had suffered so intensely before her little child was born, that she came to the determination of sparing the poor child the inheritance of any part of the agony she had known the pains of, by rearing her in the belief that her father was dead- No, don't kneel! – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. Such a condition they judge more happy than the painful occupation of cultivating the ground, than the labour of rearing houses, than the agitations of hope and fear attending the defence of their own property or the seizing that of others. – Tacitus on Germany by Tacitus
  3. But Shelby knew something of the rearing of that tenderest of plants in the political garden- the spontaneous demand. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  4. In revolt against conventions, against her rearing, against herself; against everything. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  5. Men would offer to work for a bare subsistence, and the rearing of families would be checked by sickness and misery. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  6. In August, 1831, at the age of twenty- two, being satisfied that he had fully discharged any debt which he owed his father for such rearing and opportunities as he had received, he left the parent cabin, and, as it turned out, forever. – Abraham Lincoln's Religion by Madison Clinton Peters
  7. Deprived of their market for cattle, the Irish developed sheep- rearing and woollen manufactures; in 1699 the English Parliament accordingly prohibited the export of Irish manufactured wool to any country whatever. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  8. He was startled, and rearing drew his leg from my arms. – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  9. 2438. When from illness, suppression of the milk, accident, or some natural process, the mother is deprived of the pleasure of rearing her infant, it becomes necessary at once to look around for a fitting substitute, so that the child may not suffer, by any needless delay, a physical loss by the deprivation of its natural food. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  10. My rearing- glasses supply me with magnificent examples. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  11. Again, this time early in 1622, they were called on to undertake the education and rearing of some 30 of the " infidelles children," " Children of the Virginians." – The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624 by Charles E. Hatch
  12. In nations continually at war, incessant and unbroken child- bearing is by war imposed on all women if the state is to survive; and whenever war occurs, if numbers are to be maintained, there must be an increased child- bearing and rearing. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  13. I am their friend; but I am not for rearing them or any other interest in hot- beds. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  14. On dashed the bay, and as Grey Roland staggered in his halt the bank caved under the Arab's feet; he too staggered, rearing back too late, then plunged head foremost forward. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  15. Their human evolution is of intense interest, as it has been worked out under adverse conditions of appalling desolation as regards their food and their travel, their dress and their shelter, their child- rearing and their social relations. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  16. Just as he was rearing on his hind legs, my eye fell upon the Indian's axe, which fortunately lay at my feet; and seizing it, I brought it down with all my strength on the bear's head, just at the moment that he fell upon me, and we rolled down the hill together. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne