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patriarchy
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • I used to watch and study this patriarchal personage with, I think, livelier curiosity than any other form of humanity there presented to my notice.
  • I doubt greatly—or, rather, I do not doubt at all—whether any public functionary of the United States, either in the civil or military line, has ever had such a patriarchal body of veterans under his orders as myself.
  • 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 good old man addressed him with the paternal affection and patriarchal privilege which his venerable age, his upright and holy character, and his station in the church, entitled him to use and, conjoined with this, the deep, almost worshipping respect, which the minister’s professional and private claims alike demanded.

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  • We are working to displace the patriarchy in our society.
  • I’m not going to get sucked into that patriarchal institutional oppression again.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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