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Word Example of - brain

Example Sentences for brain

The anger had ebbed from Dan's brain, although his attitude had not relaxed.

My brain in labour with dull rhyme,Hers teeming with the best!

The brain has not yet revealed its mysterious mechanism of gray matter.

I rested but an instant while these thoughts rushed through my brain.

It was easier to cool the helium bath of the brain if it only had to be lowered 175 degrees or so.

It filled at this time some corner of my brain and would not out.

Her brain was gradually regaining clearness, and her mind strength.

In letters alone, if the brain be not in working order, all is lost.

That imperfect secretion of the brain which is called thought has not yet bowed your frame.

A garment which was supposed to draw the blood downwards from the brain.

Word Origin & History of - brain

    Word Origin & History

    brain O.E. brægen "brain," from P.Gmc. *bragnam (cf. M.L.G. bregen, O.Fris., Du. brein), from PIE base *mregh-m(n)o- "skull, brain" (cf. Gk. brekhmos "front part of the skull, top of the head"). The custom of using the plural to refer to the substance (literal or figurative), as opposed to the organ, dates from 16c. Figurative sense of "intellectual power" is from late 14c.; meaning "a clever person" is first recorded 1914. The verb meaning "to dash the brains out" is from late 14c. Brain-dead is from 1976, popularized by the Karen Anne Quinlan case (brain death is from 1968); brain teaser ...is from 1923. Brain stem first recorded 1879, from German. Brain drain is attested from 1963. An O.E. word for "head" was brægnloca, which might be translated as "brain locker." In M.E., Brainsick (O.E. brægenseoc) meant "mad, addled."