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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREAST

Methought anon you saw me go down with three pikes in my breast.

Her cries and pleadings were being smothered down on his breast.

Then with astonishing clearness he saw her hand resting against her breast.

The coverlet dropped from her breast; her hand was suspended with stiff fingers.

She hid her face on his breast against his tickly coat, and cried.

No, her head was fallen, and he saw the gleam of her hand at her breast.

He had leaned back in the chair and gathered his hat close to his breast, crushing it.

They left it on her breast, in the coffin, and it went with that guilty woman to the tomb.

But a sudden unaccustomed gust of affection swirled in the breast of the lad.

Into the breast pocket of his coat he dived and brought up a wallet.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from Proto-Germanic *breustam "breast" (cf. Old Saxon briost, Old Frisian briast, Old Norse brjost, Dutch borst, German brust, Gothic brusts), perhaps literally "swelling" and from PIE root *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. Middle Irish bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," Old Irish bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in Old English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BREAST

bust

nounchest of human
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.