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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
In October 1969, two thieves wielding razor blades removed a Caravaggio nativity scene from its frame above the altar of a Sicilian oratory.
This took about a month, once both sets of grandparents and their ability to care for my older child had come and gone, and once the novelty of our little nativity scene had begun to wear.
Statue found 2 years after theft A statue of the Virgin Mary stolen from a Vermont nativity seen more than two years ago has been found undamaged and returned to its owner.
Animals escape from zoos, farms, laboratories, and even odder locales, such as nativity scenes or assisted-living facilities, all the time.
On a credenza is a collection of Columbian Santos, painted figures that were part of a nativity scene that Hoksch believes to be from the 1800s.
The intricate headpiece was a Neapolitan nativity altar made to scale by the Italian design house.
The star over the nativity manger boasts 10,000 white lights.
Ruby) is the smart negotiator of the group who wants to be seen as a man, but his ideas of manhood don't square with the reality of sharing a room with his abuela, her light-up nativity scenes and Our Lady of Guadalupe collection.
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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."
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