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1Having many offspring:‘a philoprogenitive ill-paid artisan’
- ‘Passed off as the 15th child of his philoprogenitive grandparents, he seems never to have known the true story of his birth.’
- ‘By firmly anchoring each woman's fate in Henry's failure to be philoprogenitive - most crucially in not producing male heirs - Fraser makes a major contribution to feminist scholarship.’
- 1.1 Showing love towards one's offspring.
- ‘Now perhaps some people of philoprogenitive proclivities may be led to imagine that a tender gush of paternity is to follow just here.’
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