family way

family way

n. Informal
The state of being pregnant: My neighbor is in a family way.
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Only Sheila (Katherine Jack) seems to see the error of the family ways - which confuses her father more than Goole's "impertinence".
FAMILY WAYS Dr George McGavin introduces the primate family
The author reminds his readers that his small number of studies of children of famous Hasidic figures who strayed from family ways by converting to Christianity or becoming Maskilim is but part of a much larger group.
Idle Families: This article gives you and your family ways to slow down your life so you don't feel rushed and frazzled as you run from school to activities and practices.
Individually wrapped singles, frozen divorced compartments, six-pack widows all express themselves while women wait in family ways, all bulging baskets, squirming young.
And being with Concord Jazz now, it is like revisiting the family ways that we had at A&M.