of high birth
a man of birth
an artist by birth
See give birth
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,Hath had elsewhere its setting,And cometh from afar"
"Birth, and copulation, and death.That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks:Birth, and copulation and death.I've been born, and once is enough"
"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other"
"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval"
I remember asking him:'Do you realise I'm not an Italian by birth ?Country Life (2004)
I was also, probably, about to learn my true date of birth.RESCUING ROSE (2002)
In reply Adam laid down a copy of an original birth certificate.LOST SUMMER (2002)
Not long after he had returned home his mother gave birth to his sister.BEYOND FEAR (2002)
Sophie Proust, who lives near Paris, gave birth to a 5lb 9oz baby girl in the toilet of the bus on Sunday.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Ten years later and the 1980s saw the emergence of the hostile takeover and the birth of the leveraged buyout (LBO).Irish Times (2002)
The clouds conceive not rain, or do not pour In the due birth time, down the balmy shower.Globe and Mail (2003)
There are fears that any human babies produced through cloning could have serious birth defects.Glasgow Herald (2001)
They judge people by their actions, not an accident of birth.TREASON KEEP (2001)