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Definition a usually elderly man who is the leader of a group such as a family or tribe
  • He is the patriarch of the extended family.
  • I think Overbearing Eurocentric Patriarchs would be perfect, but I don't suggest it.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • patriarchs = usually elderly men who are leaders of groups such as a families or tribes
  • Patriarch was the name which many people delighted to give him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • patriarch = a usually elderly man who is the leader of a group such as a family or tribe
  • And by all the other patriarchs, I know.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Tom Lasater is ninety years old now, and his memory is failing, but he still has the aura of a strong patriarch.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He hired the first cab he met and told the driver to go to the Patriarch's Ponds, where the widow Bazdeev's house was.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Well, what are the names of the patriarchs?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • When Bram proclaimed that he would meet whatever demands Brigit's father cared to set, the shrewd patriarch saw his chance.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I have walked in the courts of heaven, and held speech with the patriarchs.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • 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.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The patriarch of the Howard clan was Samuel Howard.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Gilgamesh, on landing, had to listen to the patriarch's long recitation of the story of the deluge.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • No less a person than Ezra Bennington himself, the grand patriarch of Bluffton, had requested a bus to meet the boat from Yamacraw.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I had seen those movies where the patriarch of the family is on his death bed and he calls for his estranged son so that he can make peace before he goes.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • I could see that the patriarch's words rang true for these ladies.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "But," he cried, "one of the Patriarchs!"
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • They had patriarchs and matriarchs but they had no prince before him.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Relatives took turns running out into the street, searching for the approach of the family patriarch.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • During the times of the patriarchs, times of war, the birth of our nation, I get it.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Take care, you are going to immure a traveller, Sinbad the Sailor, a man who comes to see Paris; you are going to make a patriarch of him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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