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Philoprogenitiveness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Philoprogenitiveness (Phren) The love of offspring; fondness for children.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n philoprogenitiveness In phrenol., the love of offspring; the instinctive love of young in general. Phrenologists locate its organ above the middle part of the cerebellum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Philoprogenitiveness fil-ō-prō-jen′i-tiv-nes (phren.) the instinctive love of offspring.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Philo-, + L. progenies, offspring
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. philos, loving, L. progenies, progeny.

Usage

In literature:

Ours was a mutual and not a philoprogenitive passion.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
I cannot recall a single philoprogenitive moment.
"The Secret Places of the Heart" by H. G. Wells
They blamed not the wife's scruples, but the barbarous philoprogenitiveness of the husband.
"A Second Home" by Honore de Balzac
Philoprogenitiveness is an important organ for an officer of colored troops; and I happen to be well provided with it.
"Army Life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Were it not for the oppression of his futile and philoprogenitive presence, imaginative writers would be poets and romancers.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
Schopenhauer's instinct of philoprogenitiveness has to-day become an article of faith with the learned and unlearned.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
These rejected essays and tales were my children, and the embarrassing number of them did not curb my philoprogenitiveness.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume IV (of 6)" by Various
The waxen pellet which packed the powder hit him smartly on the philoprogenitive bump, and he swore audibly.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
Philoprogenitiveness is an important organ for an officer of colored troops; and I happen to be well provided with it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
All my husbands have been of a philoprogenitive turn, and I have eight children.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
PHILOPROGENITIVENESS, LOVE OF OFFSPRING.
"Christian Phrenology" by Joseph Bunney
In thoroughbred Ainu I found the bumps of amativeness, philoprogenitiveness, and tune very well developed.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
They were a sensible and philoprogenitive race.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
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