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PREGNANT, pleading. A fulness in the pleadings which admits or involves a matter which is favorable to the opposite party. 2. It is either an affirmative pregnant, or negative pregnant. See Affirmative pregnant; Negative pregnant.

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It sends forth its emigrants like any other old region, and it is pregnant with industry and enterprise.
Unto whose use the pregnant suns are poised With idiot moons and stars retracing stars?
The other is more pregnant of adventure and romance than the Roman name.
The proceeding upon somewhat conceived in writing, doth for the most part facilitate dispatch: for though it should be wholly rejected, yet that negative is more pregnant of direction, than an indefinite; as ashes are more generative than dust.
He smiled, a very grim smile pregnant with hidden meaning.
There was no time to think twice about my feat, or, indeed, about anything else that befell upon a night when each moment was more pregnant than the last.
Dead Bartolomeo preached his pregnant sermon, and its burden was: You that worship the vanities of earth--you that long for worldly honor, worldly wealth, worldly fame--behold their worth!
For about four thousand years she travailed, she grew pregnant, she produced, and then, when stones began to cover the soil where the golden harvests sung by Homer had flourished, her children abandoned her exhausted and barren bosom.
His sister, Miss Graves, who kept house for him, gave up her secretaryship of the Maternity Club, which provided the pregnant poor with flannel, baby linen, coals, and five shillings.
I foresee that the future is pregnant with events, and that there is much that needs explanation.
And he accompanied that reply with a glance more pregnant with injurious allusion, as far as Fouquet was concerned, than politeness.
She had been married during the previous winter, and being pregnant did not go to any large gatherings, but only to small receptions.

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