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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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Pregnancie, Pragnancie, n. (e.m.E. pregnancy (Skelton), -cie, in fig. applications, also (1598) the condition of being pregnant; f. the adj.  In senses of Pregnant adj.2) — c1590 Fowler II 149/3.
Albeit of him self he be not of sik pragnancie nor invention
1664 Dunkeld Presb. II 6.
[In the case of a student of] extraordinar pregnancie in learning

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