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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREASTS

A dozen bayonets were pointed at their breasts with the whisper, 'Silence or death!'

Some that I found in the breasts of my friends, I had made, and it made my own heart hot within me.

And all of us have like wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.

Foulon who told my baby it might suck grass, when these breasts were dry with want!

For this purpose fowls are preferable, because the breasts are larger.

Breathless from her ordeal, she sank to the grass, her breasts heaving with exhaustion.

Women begged for the regimental badges to pin on their breasts.

Nana no longer needed to stuff wads of paper into her bodice, her breasts were grown.

They were both dead, both had bleeding wounds in their breasts.

It seemed to them as if something tender and sweet had awakened in their breasts.

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 BREASTS

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