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 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)
They judge people by their actions, not an accident of birth.TREASON KEEP (2001)