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patriarch
 n.  father and ruler of family or tribe
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  That morning Aunt Pitty had reached the regretful decision that she had better kill the patriarch before he died of old age and pining for his harem which had long since been eaten.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Shame and fear sped her homeward and, in her mind, Archie with his patriarch's beard assumed the proportions of an avenging angel straight from the pages of the Old Testament.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
3  After a suitable and decent pause, the principal chiefs arose, and, approaching the patriarch, they placed his hands reverently on their heads, seeming to entreat a blessing.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
4  From the moment that he took his seat, until the present instant, the lips of the patriarch had not severed, and scarcely a sign of life had escaped him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
5  The calm and deep silence which succeeded these words sufficiently announced the awful reverence with which his people received the communication of the patriarch.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
6  Uncas took the scout by the hand, and led him to the feet of the patriarch.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
7  Magua, whose feelings during that scene in which Uncas had triumphed may be much better imagined than described, answered to the call by stepping boldly in front of the patriarch.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
8  The room was soon filled with a motley assemblage, from the old gray-headed patriarch of eighty, to the young girl and lad of fifteen.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  Uncle Tom was a sort of patriarch in religious matters, in the neighborhood.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  Right in front of the house, upon the left-hand side of the drive, there stood a patriarch among oaks, one of the most magnificent trees that I have ever seen.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
11  And, even with this terror in his heart, he could hardly avoid laughing, to imagine how the sanctified old patriarchal deacon would have been petrified by his minister's impiety.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
12  Levin, who had long been familiar with these patriarchal methods, exchanged glances with Sviazhsky and interrupted Mihail Petrovitch, turning again to the gentleman with the gray whiskers.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 27
13  Tradition it holds sacred; it is a patriarchal people; it cannot live without faith.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
14  You're an advocate of patriarchal despotism.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
15  Both her cast of form and feature, her complexion and her general air, suggested the idea of some Israelitish princess of the patriarchal days; and such was doubtless the character she intended to represent.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  In many primitive tribes, the leader and lawmaker was the patriarch.
2  The women's group running the poster campaign says that's because Turkey is still a very patriarchal society, a place where politics is seen as man's work.
3  The women's group running the poster campaign says that's because Turkey is still a very patriarchal society, a place where politics is seen as man's work and women are far less likely to have the funds needed to run for election.