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    Question The travail...

    The travail in childbearing seems unbearable but when your son _____________, joy fills the air.


    * What word could I fill in the blank here?

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    Re: The travail...

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    The travail in childbearing seems unbearable but when your son _____________, joy fills the air.


    * What word could I fill in the blank here?

    How about 'arrives' meaning 'is born'?

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    Re: The travail...

    Quote Originally Posted by finta View Post
    How about 'arrives' meaning 'is born'?

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    The travail of childbearing seems unbearable but when your son arrives, joy fills the air.

    Wouldn't it be misunderstood that ANOTHER son arrived?

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    Re: The travail...

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    The travail of childbearing seems unbearable but when your son arrives, joy fills the air.

    Wouldn't it be misunderstood that ANOTHER son arrived?
    I don't think so from the context. 'Arrive' is commonly used to describe the birth of a baby.

    I can't think of another reason to link the travail of childbearing, and joy filling the air. Can you?

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    Re: The travail...

    Quote Originally Posted by finta View Post
    I don't think so from the context. 'Arrive' is commonly used to describe the birth of a baby.

    I can't think of another reason to link the travail of childbearing, and joy filling the air. Can you?

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    No, I can't. Just making sure it would not be vague for critical readers to comment on.

    Thanks a lot, Finta.

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