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paternity
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the state of being a father; or related to fatherhood
  • Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (96% in)

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