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(am, is, are) born

Parf of speech: Phrase, OED Year: N/A, OED Evaluation: N/A

N/A

ExampleMeaning
Interviewer: How- are your- where your parents from? Are they from- were they born in Canada or-? Speaker: Yeah, uh-huh. Both my parents are born in Canada however all my aunts and uncles are born in Holland. And my grandparents are from Holland. They are the tall, blonde blue-eyed.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
Speaker: So she can talk with some people, and they're like "oh does she have an accent, or why's she?" but they understand her. Interviewer: okay okay Speaker: Whereas people who are born deaf, they have a really hard time, 'cause they don't hear the echo, they don't know they're just like "(makes sound)" Interviewer: yes Speaker: and like "well we can train them," and you-know, just like forget it, we 'll just use our hands.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
Interviewer: Did she travel? Speaker: No. She's- she's born and raised outside of Dallas. And didn't have a- like Susan-Banks on Buffalo- news is born and raised in Buffalo but she doesn't have a Buffalo-accent. You-know, the- the nasily- Interviewer: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
"was/were born"
You know what? My boyfriend's parents live in Three- Valleys, so it 's a fifteen minute walk. They um are both born and raised in this neighbourhood. They still live in the neighbourhood. They're born and raised here.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
So he said, "We narrow things down and then when we've narrowed things down," he said, "we talent-identify. As soon as we recognize a child that 's good," he said, "the best people in sport are born to it with their genes. Otherwise, they can't- they can't do it." Um and he said, "We would then take them to different coaches and different places and we'd take their life over, almost."
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
(inc) um, so yeah so he's got tons of buddies and most of them are born and raised here.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
And parents took a bit more time with parenting. Because I mean mothers have always worked. It's nothing new. I mean if you're born in the wartime, if your father was either over-seas or he was working twelve-hour shifts, because what few men were left had to work and fill in for the men that weren't, so you didn't see your father that much ...
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
Speaker: Like out of the new volunteers and I think four of us share a birthday. Interviewer: That's ridiculous. Speaker: Or like not share a birthday but like are within like, you-know- Interviewer: A few days. Speaker: We're born within the first like week of February. Um and I know that at least two of the seasoned volunteers do. So like, that's like a quarter of TEACH within a week of like each other.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
Interviewer 1: Were you born ah- where- Speaker: In- Interviewer 1: Were you born? Speaker: In Harris-Township. Interviewer 1: Really? Speaker: You know the farm where the l-- quiltbarn is? Interviewer 1: Yeah. Speaker: That was my dad's farm. Interviewer 2: Aw. Speaker: And that's where whole twelve of us kids are born out there. Interviewer 1: You were born on the farm. Speaker: Yeah, you so- Interviewer 1: You (inc)- Speaker: I learned how to (inc) they didn't go to the hospital.
"was/were born"
ExampleMeaning
Speaker: These- these facilities are no longer and the- the sadness about small town Ontario is we don't have industry to support jobs. So the young people that are born and grow up here, leave the town. So that talent gets lost. Interviewer: Yeah, the town shrunk so much everybody said. Speaker: There was more people in this area in the ei-- eighteen-hundreds then there was today.
"was/were born"

A little ways

Parf of speech: Adverb, OED Year: 1568, OED Evaluation: Colloq (chiefly N. Amer.)

A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.

ExampleMeaning
On this side, was the kitchen, the regular kitchen for the home. And you went in a door just inside the back-door. You went in there, maybe not just inside but just up a little ways, you went in there into the kitchen, and that was a great big kitchen, and it had a table sitting in the centre of the floor ...
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
Speaker: That's not the pictures I wanted. I wanted- I wanted to show you the- the ah, Jacobs-house. And it was just in a little ways, ah- Interviewer: From Dave-Hill's there. Speaker: Just- just in from the road. Ah, you can see some dead elms, back in there. Where that's where the house was.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
Speaker: ... as soon as you get closer to the volcano, the vegetation was much more like a tropical jungle, it was, it was wild, it was so wild to see. Interviewer 2: Probably animals too. Speaker: Ah, we didn 't, like yeah we didn 't see anything that time but we drove through this thing a little ways until I couldn 't do it anymore because of the car, but um, it was, it was crazy.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
Um, and then my- my mom's parents owned a cottage on Kinesis-Lake which was- it's about a two-hour drive. It's passed Halliburton, a little ways there. Um, and so we both had- Kinesis generally we'd go to for like a week or-something, when we're all had vacation time.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
... I remember that area- that general area where we were behind M-C-T-V was exactly where my dad worked. But when I would meet him after work I'd meet him just a little ways up at the old- old train station at ah- back there, that was where the car- car-shop actually was.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
Interviewer: Okay. Do you um remember ah at work at any time when it's someone else from another department (inc) or someone being severely injured or ah any emergency procedures (inc) or? Speaker: Well, stepping back a little ways, there was the- there was an instance. I worked at the MacIntyre ah 'til January of eighty, and just after I left, there was a worker that I used to work with had his arm torn off.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
Interviewer: Were you born in New-Liskeard? Speaker: I was born in Cane-Township down here. Just- Interviewer: Cane-Township. Speaker: Yeah, just a little ways from here. ... 'Bout four-miles- three or four-miles from here.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
... I- I- I haven't moved very far. As a matter of fact, most of my life is on this street. ... One-Twenty-Two-Burnside- ... And up- a little ways up the street on Burnside-Drive, there was a little house. There's no longer there that I- I grew up in, so most of my life has been on this street ...
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
I can remember um- and there was always diapers right? 'Cause there was always a baby so some days she would have to finish drying them in the- in the kitchen dining room area so that she would have lines running across the top of the- of the room. A little ways down from the ceiling and have several dozen diapers hanging all over the place ...
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.
ExampleMeaning
But they had great meals wherever you went. And French-fried-potatoes and- ... Right across the street in the motel in Acapulco, you'd walk across the street a little ways and- and you're right at home there. Just like you're eating at home. A very relaxed atmosphere. And the prices were very reasonable.
A good (great, little, etc.) distance. Frequently followed by an adverb, esp. off, away.