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patriarchy
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a form of social organization in which men are given more power than women
  • Some minds are wonderful for keeping their bloom in this way, as a patriarchal goldfish apparently retains to the last its youthful illusion that it can swim in a straight line beyond the encircling glass.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (2% in)

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