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the cradle of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe cradle of somethingthe cradle of somethingformalCOME FROM/ORIGINATE the place where something important began Athens is often regarded as the cradle of democracy. cradle
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the cradle of somethingIt was also the cradle of the nation's aircraft industry, starting with A V Roe's historic flight in 1908.I imagined Richard, my massive hunk, sheltering a tiny kitty in the cradle of his arm.Inside the cradle of my legs I carry hunger.This region after all is the cradle of civilisation.Democracy of the shared class-room experience is the cradle of democracy in the outside world.I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep.All told, the cradle of civilization has been tearing asunder for some 30 million years.Leipzig was the cradle of East Germany's pro-democracy movement.In school we sang Hail to thee, Lake Wobegon, the cradle of our youth.
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