What does the word motherhood mean?

Usage examples for motherhood

  1. The wife of a poet should love him long before she marries him; she must train herself to the charity of angels, to their forbearance, to all the virtues of motherhood. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. I had known something of the joys that pierce the heart, the happiness and the sorrow of motherhood; I determined that henceforth my life should be filled with these, but that mine should be a wider sphere than a mother's. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  3. I have experienced for days now what motherhood might be, and nothing on earth shall rob me of my present rights in this child. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green