New birth


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(Theol.) regeneration, or the commencement of a religious life.
See under Birth.

See also: Birth, New

References in classic literature ?
Big with new birth the belly heaves Beneath its screen of scented leaves; Past any doubt, the bull conceives!
that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.
Many things besides the fall of Constantinople helped towards this New Birth.
That I could be present at the new birth of thy soul, and at thy bridal that would give us all such happiness
It was as if a new birth, with stronger assimilations than the first, had converted the forest-land, still so uncongenial to every other pilgrim and wanderer, into Hester Prynne's wild and dreary, but life-long home.
The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries are the period of the European Renaissance or New Birth, one of the three or four great transforming movements of European history.
She's got hold o' some inwention for grown-up people being born again, Sammy--the new birth, I think they calls it.
It is such grim, stony beings as these, I thought, who are the fathers of ancient faded children, in those tanned time-fretted dwellings that crowd the steep before me; who pay their court in the worn and crumbling pomp of the palace which stretches its monotonous length on the height; who worship wearily in the stifling air of the churches, urged by no fear or hope, but compelled by their doom to be ever old and undying, to live on in the rigidity of habit, as they live on in perpetual midday, without the repose of night or the new birth of morning.
Clouds veiled the sea again, and the long straggling wedge of air-ships rising and falling as they flew seemed like a flock of strange new births in a Chaos that had neither earth nor water but only mist and sky.
Your Poem SPRINGTIME AND EASTER Bring on the season of spring When once again we will hear the birds sing It's time for nature's new birth To this wonderful earth Easter is on our doorstep Atime none of us regret After the winter's cold and dark days Now we can start to enjoy some warm sunny rays Daffodils break into flower In a warm spring shower Baby lambs are born To a new dawn We must never forget it's a time to celebrate Jesus's rebirth Many years ago to this earth He was and is our saviour and messiah He is man we worship with endless desire Christopher Leggett, L8
The tales for a new birth will remain historic fantasy.
People will be entitled to a new birth certificate showing their gender and new name, and can marry or enter a civil partnership.