Word of the Day
gravid/adjective: Being with child; heavy with young or eggs; pregnant.
For the moment the Cap’n Toby lies at rest outside the harbor, and the twelve-inch mackerels that Brian and I are cutting up for lobster bait are ripe, their bellies gravid with either blood-red roe or milt the color of sailors’ bones.
— Richard Adams Carey, Against the Tide
In North America, in contrast, the British conquered an empire; New France disappeared from history. But — Anderson’s profound theme — Britain’s triumph was gravid with defeat.
— Jack Beatty, “Defeat in Victory”, The Atlantic, December 2000
she is a bored society matron who seduces him before a carload gravid with already weary, now grossed-out morning commuters.
— Rita Kempley, review of The Adjuster (MGM/UA Studios movie), Washington Post, June 29, 1992
Obama’s supporters; the progressives and elites are gravid with their contempt for ordinary hard working Americans, possessing a gravid desire to control the daily lives of the American People.