virgin birth


Definition of virgin birth

1 : birth from a virgin
2 often capitalized V&B : the theological doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten of God and born of a virgin mother

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Recent Examples on the Web The mythology of ancient Greece also offers an example of virgin birth. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 When thinking about parthenogenesis, many people wonder if the virgin birth of Jesus Christ was an example. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Parthenogenesis—also known as virgin birth—is a type of asexual reproduction in which a female's egg can develop into an embryo without sperm. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 As a theologian, he was known for questioning some of Christianity’s fundamental doctrines, including the virgin birth, the resurrection of Jesus and the existence of miracles. Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2021 On Sunday morning, two days after Christmas, the Rev. Calvin Brooks gave his holiday sermon, the folksy drawl of a lifelong Alabamian retelling the story of Jesus’ virgin birth. al, 31 Dec. 2020 The virgin birth tells it all, His light shines through the darkness, bringing our lives and our hearts great peace and blessed calmness. cleveland, 13 Dec. 2019 An interesting thing to tell a young man conceived of virgin birth! Darren Franich,, 3 Dec. 2019 Former librarian Charlene dedicates her hours to researching medical journal articles about posthumous sperm collection and virgin births, while confronting her ex-husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) about his involvement. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of virgin birth

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Virgin birth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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