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Barrenness

Bashfulness (See TIMIDITY.)
Andermatt, Christiane
takes series of baths hoping to cure childlessness. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
Barren Ground
novel portraying a woman’s emotional sterility and her harsh labor on a farm. [Am. Lit.: Barren Ground]
brown
symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
Death Valley
sterile, arid basin in Nevada and California. [Geography: EB, III: 417]
Elizabeth
Virgin’s kinswoman, blessed with pregnancy as old woman. [N.T.: Luke 1:5–25]
Empty Quarter
vast desert in the Arabian peninsula. [Geography: EB, VIII: 703]
Hannah Elkanah’s
barren wife; prays to Lord who grants her a son, Samuel. [O.T.: I Samuel 1:6]
Sahara
vast north African desert. [Geography: EB, VIII: 768]
Sarah
Abraham’s wife; unable to bear children. [O.T.: Genesis 11:30]
Waste Land, The
portrays sterility and chaos of the contemporary world. [Br. Lit.: “The Waste Land” in Hart, 899–900]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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On the other hand, sterile unbelief is identifiable with the rejection of Jesus, as also in the barrenness of nominal Christians who do not live according to the gospel of Jesus.
It is one in which voluntary childlessness can be an act of obedience to God, in which infertility is morally and religiously unproblematic, and in which barrenness is fundamentally neutral.
Why does Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) keep a handmaid in the house when she clearly can't handle being reminded of her own barrenness? Should she heed Nick's (Max Minghella) warning about keeping her head down?
Sarah's Barrenness in Light of God's promised Blessing
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Reflecting broader social anxieties about depopulation, medical and theological attitudes toward barrenness and impotence stressed the importance of enhancing fertility and maintaining reproductive health.
Had he connected the characters in their isolation to the barrenness of the wintry north, the story would have been rich.
Scores of Pakistanis have endured because of common catastrophes while numerous more face a risk to their jobs, their homes, and their lives because of deforestation, water lack, land barrenness and different issues that identify with natural corruption.
As Socrates said: "Beware the barrenness of a busy life".
And then imagine the quietness of "snow days'' that we all love because everything stops, the resentment we feel when the plows come, turning over nature's beauty, putting sand and salt in its place to restore the asphalt barrenness that is there because we've created reasons to move when nature says to stop.
And comparing Black-ish to just about every one of the scores of shows that feature a Jewish protagonist cast in more or less the same storylinemarginalized ethnic schlub transcends his parents' parochialism, ascends the socioeconomic ladder only to find that the climb is thornytells you a lot about the emotional and cultural barrenness of American Jewry.
"The call for him to consider leading the country again lies in the face of corrupt politicians who wish to lead the country, and the barrenness of talent and virtue among the presidentiables," the group said.