Father in a sentence

The word "father" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of father and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Father

  • One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
  • A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
  • One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
  • A respectful mode of address to an old man.
  • A senator of ancient Rome.
  • A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
  • One of the chief ecclesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
  • One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
  • The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
  • To make one's self the father of; to beget.
  • To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
  • To provide with a father.
  • God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
  • (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
  • the head of an organized crime family
  • a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
  • `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
  • a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
  • the founder of a family
  • a person who founds or establishes some institution
  • make (offspring) by reproduction

How to use father in a sentence. Father pronunciation.

After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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Ay, and he would have it, because it pleased him to have it-like his father before him.
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That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
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He has scientific tricks like his father before him.
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And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.
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My father reads it over and over, and shakes his head sadly, for, truth is, he has a fear that the world may lay its hand upon thee.
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But that the Prince Pasha of Egypt has set up a claim against my uncle's property is evil news; though, thanks be to God, as my father says, we have enough to keep us fed and clothed and housed.
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Father liked his wives from the original States; but I was born in Chicago.
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He was the second son of his father.
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The first son, who was but a year older, and was as dark as he was fair, had inherited-had seized-all his father's wealth.
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He knew his brother's abilities; he knew his insinuating address-had he not influenced their father to give him wealth while he was yet alive?
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England rushed back upon him-the love of those at home; of his father, the only father he had ever known; of Faith, the only mother or sister he had ever known; of old John Fairley; the love of the woods and the hills where he had wandered came upon him.
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There flashed before his mind the scene of death in which his own father had lain, butchered like a beast in the shambles, a victim to the rage of Ibrahim Pasha, the son of Mehemet Ali.
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And thou, son of a burnt father, shalt find Nahoum!
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Is not the Effendina a father to them?
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Now, as Mahommed swam, he kept moaning to himself, cursing his father and his father's son, as though he himself were to blame for the crime which had been committed.
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Rome_ under _Heathenism_ were less obnoxious and offensive, which yet by the Primitive Fathers and General Councils stood condemned.
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Can modest and prudent Christians think, that the Opinion of the General Councils, Primitive Fathers, and so many wise and good Men in the several Ages of the Church, who have condemned the going to Plays as unlawful, and as a renouncing the Baptismal Engagements, doth not deserve great regard?
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Your Father left you an Estate, but you are like to leave an Heir that will have nothing to inherit; and so will be an Heir only in Name.
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O my Husband, what a Reflection it will be upon you, when Men shall say, Your Father left you an Estate to live upon, but you have spent it upon Whores, and left your Children Beggars.
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Examples of Father

Example #1
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #2
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #3
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #4
He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
Example #5
He came to snatch old Soolsby's palace, his nest on the hill, to use it for a telescope, or such whimsies.
Example #6
And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!