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I some expected Tirzah Ann and the babe home that day to dinner.

"Three boys and a babe at the buzzom," said Mr. Stubmore pathetically.

And from the time he was a babe in the nursery Coryston had fulfilled it to perfection.

Bless you, bless you, my babe; my beloved, my cherished Eve!

Prince Paul of Kostroma was godfather, and gave the babe the name of Alexis.

He is captivated, we are told, by that little cherub of a babe.

I do not know; I swear to you, I do not know, more than a babe unborn.

He hid all trace of what was; he painted a babe at her breast.

No; to the babe is given the desire because the mother has wherewith to satisfy.

Israel growled, and he lifted the babe in his arms to try it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., short for baban (early 13c.), which probably is imitative of baby talk (cf. babble), however in many languages the cognate word means "old woman" (cf. Russian babushka "grandmother," from baba "peasant woman").

Now mostly superseded by its diminutive form baby. Used figuratively for "a childish person" from 1520s. Meaning "attractive young woman" is 1915, college slang. Babe in the woods is from 1795.

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