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Bible, Proverbs x. 1
- A wise son maketh a glad father.
A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor.
Bible, 1 Kings ii. 10
- David slept with his fathers.
Bible, Rom. iv. 16
- Abraham, who is the father of us all
- Bless you, good father friar!
A person who plays the role of a father in some way.
Bible, Job xxix. 16
- I was a father to the poor.
Bible, Genesis xiv. 8
- He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house.
The founder of a discipline or science.
Something that is the greatest or most significant of its kind.
1991, ''The Nairobi Law Monthly'':
- Soon after the announcement of this year&39;s election results, Mereka said that "the father of all battles had just begun." His dispute with Muite goes back to March last year ...
2002, ''Financial Management'':
- "If UK GDP slows by 1 per cent, there is the mother and father of all recessions. It was exciting, but very bizarre, working in such an environment."
2012, Zubairu Wai, ''Epistemologies of African Conflicts: Violence, Evolutionism, and the War in Sierra Leone'', Palgrave Macmillan: ((ISBN)), page 93:
- “The Father of All Battles”
- On March 23, 1991, a band of armed insurgents attacked the town of Bomaru ...
To be a father to; to sire.
- Well, go to; we'll have no bastards live; Especially since Charles must father it.
To give rise to.
- Cowards father cowards and base things sire base.
- Ay, good youth! And rather father thee than master thee.
To provide with a father.
- Think you I am no stronger than my sex, / Being so fathered and so husbanded?
To adopt as one's own.
- Men of wit / Often fathered what he writ.
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