Barrenness


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BARRENNESS. The incapacity to produce a child. This, when arising from impotence, is a cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254.

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The First Award from the Online Media Segment was bagged by Lilian Kaivilu, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Impacthub Media, Linguistics Media and Communication Student at MOI University, Kenya, for her story 'The wrath of barrenness in Kamba culture'.
Caption: THE TROUBLE started on the third day of the Branch family's trip through the sublime barrenness of Death Valley.
Where the Rowley Mile is exposed and austere, the July course is an oasis of colour, shade and sunshine, an explosion of scent after the barrenness of winter, loved by racegoers and professionals alike.
figure By PETER MBURUbr Among the community living in Emurua Dikirr, Narok barrenness and the lack of a boy child is terribly loathed and has made them invent a unique form of marriage to cure the sad feeling.The residents, many of whom belong to the Kalenjin community, invented a union between women and fellow women to tackle childlessness.
'By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit.' The barrenness of Israel must now be redeemed by the fruitfulness of the new people of God in Jesus, which is guaranteed if they remain in Him like branches remaining on the vine.
In those days it was easy to be cowed down and humbled by the scorching barrenness, but the UAE persevered and remained committed to the ideals of a modern nation.
Barrenness is the preeminent disability that afflicts women in the Hebrew Bible.
Situated in a valley, Grand Junction is bounded on all three sides by rock: the Colorado National Monument, an undulating canyon of sandstone and juniper trees; the Book Cliffs, a desert mountain range whose barrenness magnifies sunsets tenfold; and the Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world.
A clever child who hates herding livestock and asks too many questions, Desta's idyllic world is drastically altered by the sudden appearance of an old spirit that gives him the answer to his elder sister's barrenness.
There is also an air of alienation, conveyed by the emptiness of the buildings and the barrenness of their appearance--a sense of being nowhere in particular, of indifference and of anonymity.
Indiscriminate cutting of tress lead to dissertation and barrenness posing a threat for our existence on earth.
Then there were the hikers - all using the train to ferry them between remote stations and the start of another pointless but undeniably bracing trek across windswept barrenness.