In other words, his childhood question to his mother has by definition no answer — and furthermore, must have none.
One mother of two, a woman named Kathy Proctor, had worked in the furniture industry since she was 18 years old.
More than a decade after she left her mother behind in Saigon, Carina returned to Vietnam to help bring her parents to America.
“Everybody knows Henry did not intend to kill his mother,” Epstein said.
Project Runway star and mother of six Laura Bennett offers advice for the potential veep.
He wanted his mother as much as ever, but something told him it was no use.
However this might be, he was as amicable with Margaret as his mother was with her sister.
You must marry, therefore, if not for your own sake, for the sake of your mother and sisters.
For the first time since his mother's death Tom met a congenial spirit.
One day my mother had the curiosity to come behind the scenes.
Old English modor "female parent," from Proto-Germanic *mothær (cf. Old Saxon modar, Old Frisian moder, Old Norse moðir, Danish moder, Dutch moeder, Old High German muoter, German Mutter), from PIE *mater- "mother" (cf. Latin mater, Old Irish mathir, Lithuanian mote, Sanskrit matar-, Greek meter, Old Church Slavonic mati), "[b]ased ultimately on the baby-talk form *mā- (2); with the kinship term suffix *-ter-" [Watkins]. Spelling with -th- dates from early 16c., though that pronunciation is probably older.
Mother nature first attested c.1600; mother earth is from 1580s. Mother tongue "one's native language" first attested late 14c. Mother of all ________ 1991, is Gulf War slang, from Saddam Hussein's use in reference to the coming battle; it is an Arabic idiom (as well as an English one), cf. Ayesha, second wife of Muhammad, known as Mother of Believers. Mother Carey's chickens is late 18c. sailors' nickname for storm petrels, or for snowflakes. Mother lode attested by c.1882, from mining .
"a thick substance concreting in liquors; the lees or scum concreted" [Johnson], probably from Middle Dutch modder "filth, dregs," from PIE *meu- (see mud).
1540s, "to be the mother of," from mother (n.1). Meaning "to take care of" is from 1863. Related: Mothered; mothering.
mother moth·er (mŭð'ər)
A woman who conceives, gives birth to, or raises and nurtures a child.
A female parent of an animal.
A structure, such as a mother cell, from which other similar bodies are formed.
: Every mother other one of 'em cried foul
[both black senses fr the very useful and general motherfucker]