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patriarch
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The father of the Custom-House—the patriarch, not only of this little squad of officials, but, I am bold to say, of the respectable body of tide-waiters all over the United States—was a certain permanent Inspector.
  • Then—the morning light still waxing stronger—old patriarchs would rise up in great haste, each in his flannel gown, and matronly dames, without pausing to put off their night-gear.

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  • He is the patriarch of the extended family.
  • I think Overbearing Eurocentric Patriarchs would be perfect, but I don’t suggest it.
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