“Sometimes circumstances of rearing and living can get in the way,” she wrote in an email.
She built her political career in the most isolated place imaginable, and reached high office while rearing five children.
I have been your tutor, and your rearing has been my charge.
There was the circular landing-grid, rearing skyward for nearly a mile.
I had succeeded in rearing them on a great variety of prey, without paying regard to their normal fare.
You heard him plead, in extenuation of his fault, his mode of life, his rearing.
We are rearing monuments to perpetuate their deeds of valor.
The rearing of poultry is one of the things which I do in order to benefit my country.
For its size and population Scotland has been remarkably prolific in the rearing of eminent statesmen, soldiers, and litterateurs.
Oh, how much care and intelligence are necessary in the rearing of children!
"hindmost part," c.1600, abstracted from rerewarde "rear guard, hindmost part of an army or fleet" (mid-14c.), from Anglo-French rerewarde, Old French rieregarde, from Old French adverb riere "behind" (from Latin retro "back, behind;" see retro-) + Old French garde (see guard (n.)). Or the word may be a shortened form of arrear (see arrears).
As a euphemism for "buttocks" it is attested from 1796. Rear admiral is first attested 1580s, apparently so called from ranking "behind" an admiral proper. Rear-view (mirror) is recorded from 1926.
Old English ræran "to raise, build up, create, set on end; arouse, excite, stir up," from Proto-Germanic *raizijanau "to raise," causative of *risanan "to rise" (see raise (v.)). Meaning "bring into being, bring up" (as a child) is recorded from early 15c.; that of "raise up on the hind legs" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Reared; rearing.
"attack in the rear," 17c., from rear (n.).
c.1300, from Old French rere (see rear (n.)).