One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give milk from the breast or teat; suckle.
- ‘The Virgin Mary gives suck to the infant Jesus both as his historical mother and as the metaphysical image of nourishing Mother Church.’
- ‘Allah says in the Qur'an ‘The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years…’’
- ‘The children are tender, and the flocks and herds giving suck… For their sake, he must ‘journey on gently’ and meet up with his brother later in Seir.’
- ‘But if you make difficulties for one another, then some other woman may give suck for him (the father of the child).’
- ‘But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!’
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