Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of parent.
  • n. one's mother and father
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of parent.

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Examples

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 3/26/09: Is parents 'rally in Boston a harbinger of wider protests? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' Is parents\ 'rally in Boston a harbinger of wider protests?'

    Is parents' rally in Boston a harbinger of wider protests?

  • Depending on your point of view, you might not be ­surprised to learn that permissive parents don't get more truth-telling from their teens than stricter ­parents.

    What the Experts Are Saying Now

  • In Honor of Anthony and Mary Guarisco (A Son's Tribute to his parents 'many accomplishments in life) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' In Honor of Anthony and Mary Guarisco (A Son\'s Tribute to his parents\ 'many accomplishments in life)'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Operation Crossroads was a series of two 23-kiloton plutonium atomic bomb tests in which the US government used 42,000 of its own uniformed citizens as guinea pigs.

    In Honor of Anthony and Mary Guarisco (A Son's Tribute to his parents' many accomplishments in life)

  • ” In pure Malay society, we are told, a man is never asked his name, and the custom of naming parents after their children is adopted only as a means of avoiding the use of the parents’ own names.

    Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. § 1. Personal Names tabooed

  • Marriage without consent of parents they do not make void, but they mulct19 it in the inheritors: for the children of such marriages are not admitted to inherit above a third part of their parents’ inheritance.

    Paras 30-59

  • Young persons need to be reminded, however, that even the impiety of parents is no sufficient reason for disrespecting them _as parents_; and if you possess the inestimable treasure of religion, it will be best evinced in soothing the cares, ministering to the necessities, and setting an example of every duty before the eyes of those who are still so unhappy as to be destitute of it.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I

  • Luz is 43 years old and lives with her 3 children and parents in her parents´ house.

    Kiva Loans

  • School district officials ought to have the authority to send violent kids under 18 to state boarding schools *without the consent of their parents* if disciplinary problems inside and outside the school committed by the violent kids are proven and properly documented – if a trial by the district convicts the children, the children will be sent away and will be unable to leave, and the parents will only be able to get them out if the conviction is reversed.

    Walk in My Shoes: Teen talks about deadly brawl

  • (γονεῖς): these are — parents, grandparents and _their parents_, if they are still alive:

    On The Structure of Greek Tribal Society: An Essay

  • My cousin Wendy has moved back home and is staying with her parents (my Rocking Aunt and Uncle who I adore and wish had been MY OWN parents…

    PoeticaL

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  • Patient Sperm, I like that phrase

    June 9, 2009

  • Got that right.

    June 9, 2009

  • "While a woman is unlikely to conceive during menstruation, 'nothing, when it comes to pregnancy, is impossible,' said Aaron Carroll of Indiana University and co-author of 'Don't Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-truths and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health' (St. Martin's Griffin, 2009). Once inside a woman, sperm can wait for an egg for up to a week. Ovulation can occur soon after, or even during, the bleeding phase of a woman's menstrual cycle, giving patient sperm the chance to get lucky. The timing method of birth control doesn't work well, Carroll said, agreeing that couples who practice it are often called: parents."
    - Myth: A women can't get pregnant during her period. livescience.com, cited 9 June 2009.

    June 9, 2009