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Why shrink from us, then, as though we were the spawn of the Evil One?

But oh, that a nation which has known a Corneille should ever spawn forth a ——-!

Any theory accounting for the presence of spawn is, therefore, out of the question.

The first story of his that I read was "Spawn of the Stars."

Spawn, why didn't you tell me you were a producer of quicksilver?

This guard—this Gutierrez, as Spawn had called him—was listening with interest.

Perhaps they migrate to some distant region, where they spawn.

What made me ever own that spawn of a hungry devil for our own blood!

Spawn and Perona had bribed the police guards to submit to this attack.

Spawn strode to her door, and found it fastened on the inside.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French espaundre, Old French espandre "to spread out, pour out," from Latin expandere (see expand). The notion is of a "spreading out" of fish eggs released in water. The meaning "to engender, give rise to" is attested from 1590s. Related: Spawned; spawning.

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