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Examples of nativity in a Sentence
my father and grandparents were proud observers of my nativity
Recent Examples of nativity from the Web
The live nativity will feature live animals and people, as well as live music from 5 to 6 p.m. There will also be a campfire provided by the Boy Scouts.
Prince Harry was also spotted en route to his nativity in the 1980s.
When asked whether Christian symbols such as nativity scenes should be allowed on government property, thepercentage of Americans who say such displays should not be allowed is growing - from 20 percent three years ago to 26 percent today.
After the service, the Smiths walked over to a nearby nativity scene to pose for a photo.
The box holding the nativity scene spent the year in the back of a closet, its figurines swathed in yellowed pages of newspaper, waiting to be pulled out on Christmas Eve.
One town over, Carmen Nydia Ortega keeps the holiday spirit alive with Santa cut-outs and a life-size nativity scene flanking her powerless home.
The team first scanned the life-sized sculptures in the Cathedral Square nativity before making a digital model of the scene.
Features nativity scenes from around world, Dickens Village, train display, Santa Claus collection and Christmas trees.
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Did You Know?
Nativity is one of many words born of the Latin verb nasci, which means "to be born." The gestation of the word was a long one. "Nasci" developed in Latin into nativitas, meaning "birth," which passed through Middle French as nativité before entering English in the 14th century. "Nativity" has many siblings and cousins in our language; other terms of the lineage of "nasci" include "cognate," "innate," "nascent," "native," and "renaissance."
Origin and Etymology of nativity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Related Wordscreation, genesis, nascency, origination, rise; accouchement, bearing, childbearing, labor, parturition; begetting, breeding, fathering, generation, mothering, parenting, reproduction, siring, spawning; fatherhood, maternity, motherhood, parenthood, paternity
Near Antonymsabortion, miscarriage; stillbirth
NATIVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of Nativity for Students
- a Nativity scene
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