His birth, background, and career show that you can make it on merit alone.
men of low birth
He was not of noble birth, and the nobility looked down on him.
He was an Iranian by birth.
I was going to have to leave the place of my birth.
It was the birth of his grandchildren which gave him greatest pleasure.
She concealed her pregnancy right up to the moment of birth.
She weighed 5lb 7oz at birth.
She's due to give birth at any moment.
She's just given birth to a baby girl.
The females congregate every spring to give birth to their young.
the birth of popular democracy
The great thinkers of that time gave birth to some interesting ideas.
These events gave birth to the Solidarity trade union.