Definition of big with child in English:

big with child

phrase

archaic
  • In a late stage of pregnancy.

    • ‘After some months, the weary young girl, now big with child, came to the city of Torre-Longa.’
    • ‘She was quite big with child, and looked to be confined every hour.’
    • ‘My wife, big with child, was sitting in the rocking chair a few feet from me, and I was sitting by the table.’
    • ‘The woman was very big with child and rode on a donkey, and her husband went from door to door seeking shelter for his wife, but he was told at every inn that there was no vacancy.’
    • ‘If anything happens to the woman I shall impute it to him, for she was big with child.’
    expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a child
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