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bos·om

(bo͝oz′əm, bōō′zəm)
n.
1. The chest of a human.
2. A woman's breast or breasts.
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Or, in his reckless course, often verging upon profligacy, if not plunging into its depths, had he been guilty of some deed which made his bosom a prey to the deadlier fangs of remorse?
His children fastened their eyes on his, as if to seek a direction to the strange emotions which were moving their own heavy natures, when the struggle in the bosom of the squatter suddenly ceased, and, taking his wife by the arm, he raised her to her feet as if she had been an infant, saying, in a voice that was perfectly steady, though a nice observer would have discovered that it was kinder than usual--
As I lay resting in the bosom of a cowslip that bent above the brook, a little wind, tired of play, told me this tale of
The bosom moving in Society with the jewels displayed upon it, attracted general admiration.
231-247) When she had so spoken, she took the child in her fragrant bosom with her divine hands: and his mother was glad in her heart.
And his merry bosom swells With the pæan of the bells
Thrusting his hand, then, into the bosom of this capacious receptacle, he first brought to light about a pound of tobacco, whose component parts still adhered together, the whole outside being covered with soft particles of sea-bread.
A bosom friend--an intimate friend, you know--a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.
But the complete torpor came at last: the fingers lost their tension, the arms unbent; then the little head fell away from the bosom, and the blue eyes opened wide on the cold starlight.
This agony of embarrassment was due to the fact that the sister-in-law was sitting opposite to him, in a dress, specially put on, as he fancied, for his benefit, cut particularly open, in the shape of a trapeze, on her white bosom.
But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer -- so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time -- was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom.
Remove not thyself, even for a little week, from thy place in her chaste bosom.