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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Patriarchalism the condition of tribal government by a patriarch
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  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L.,—Gr. patriarchēspatēr, father, archē, beginning.


In literature:

The angel who wrestled with Jacob probably did his best; he was a stout fellow, but so was the patriarch.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Taking an affectionate farewell of the Patriarch, he returned in all haste to Italy.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
We have examples of illustrious female virtue in the annals of the Patriarchs, as Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
His beard, gray and massive, was more than a foot long, and gave him a patriarchal aspect.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
Not that either of the patriarch's names fitted him exactly.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
The world said, "Abraham is rich," but the aged patriarch only smiled.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
Such were the patriarchs of modern art.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
She determined by a stroke of management to secure the patriarchal benediction.
"Half Hours in Bible Lands, Volume 2" by Rev. P. C. Headley
The government was representative and patriarchal.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
We call him the Patriarch because he is a grandfather.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
One of the old patriarchs, like.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The point of view was wholly primitive and patriarchal.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Into a few decades, is now crowded the patriarch's experience of nearly a thousand years.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Jesus, king of patriarchs, have mercy on us.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
The second was patriarchal and of a strictly territorial nature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
It is probably true that he even contemplated following the patriarchal custom.
"William Blake" by Charles Gardner
Thus Abel, the patriarchs and prophets, worshipped, and thus Simeon and Anna at the time of the incarnation.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
A true spark of the Patriarchs!
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
Patriarchs appears to quote xxxiv.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
The admirable thing about the second patriarch is his devotion to one woman.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes

In poetry:

I'll be bound for't
This last belongs to him who quitted me.
He'll not assist his patriarch to accomplish
A vile or cruel purpose.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Yet here as to the patriarch's tent
God's angel comes a guest;
He comes on heaven's high errand sent,
In earth's poor raiment drest.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Present, the Present is all thou hast
For thy sure possessing;
Like the patriarch's angel hold it fast
Till it gives its blessing.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Not now on Zion's height, alone,
Thy favored worshipper may dwell;
Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son
Sat, weary, by the Patriarch's well.
"Hymns For Dedication I" by John Pierpont
We see the Patriarch's wintry face,
The maid of Egypt's dusky glow,
And dream that Youth and Age embrace,
As April violets fill with snow.
"The Last Blossom" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I his length of days revolve,
How like a strong tree he hath stood,
It brings into my mind almost
Those patriarchs old before the flood.
"The Great Grandfather" by Charles Lamb

In news:

With his flowing robes, beard and sculptured staff, Patriarch Bartholomew I looks much like an ancient prophet.
The "Growing Pains" patriarch will board the Canadian soap for four episodes.
Child donates kidney to save 69-year-old family patriarch suffering from renal failure.
Howard C Ris, a most successful business leader and devoted family patriarch, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at his home in the Village of Golf, Fla. For many years, he also had a home in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Coptic Patriarch Antonios Naguib of Alexandria, Egypt, the synod 's recording secretary, presented his summary of synod speeches and suggestions Oct 18 and gave synod members a list of 23 questions to discuss in their small working groups.
"GRANDPA WEN", China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao, is a hands-on patriarch.
While promoting his new film 'Lucky', Jeffrey Tambor, who played the Bluth family patriarch George Sr.
Mitt Romney's campaign has been grounded on a set of platitudes, filled with red, white and blue appeals and images of his patriarchal solidity.
This Baseball Patriarch Could Really Pitch Himself.
Beckham patriarch David, who turns 37 Wednesday, couldn't wait to show off his birthday bounty via Facebook.
Kevin Lunny, patriarch and owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. B rigid and Sean knew from their father's face that the news was not good.
New Russian Orthodox Patriarch .
Detroit's Jazz ' Patriarch ' Improvised A Teaching Career.
57 Occupation: Actor Known For: Starring roles in movies like 'Apollo 13,' 'Twister,' 'Aliens,' 'True Lies,' and 'Titanic,' and his role as patriarch Bill Henrickson on the HBO series 'Big Love.
RUSSIANS PLEAD FOR FAMINE RELIEF Patriarch Tikhon Asks the English Archbishops to Send Food and Medicine.