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synonyms for godfather

  • elder
  • patron
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Harry only shares his darkest fears about something evil burgeoning inside him in intimate scenes with his godfather Sirius, which makes Sirius’ sudden and surprising death at the end of the film all the more painful.
ALL THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES, RANKEDELIANA DOCKTERMANOCTOBER 28, 2021TIME
LaBerge, the closest thing to the godfather of the field, pinned down some of its common biological traits—that it occurs in the later stages of REM sleep when rapid eye movement peaks, for example.
I TAUGHT MYSELF TO LUCID DREAM. YOU CAN TOO.NEEL V. PATELAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
After every draft, they compile each team’s letter-grade assessments from a variety of outlets, including ESPN’s Mel Kiper — the godfather of draftniks.
SORRY, BUT NFL DRAFT GRADES CAN’T TELL YOU WHO HAD A GOOD DRAFTNEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)MAY 3, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Costell selected her brother and Klimas to be godfathers to both of her children.
PROMINENT D.C. REALTOR, AVID TRAVELER KURT RIESCHICK DIES AT 50LOU CHIBBARO JR.JANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
He told the Times that after the deaths of his parents, he grew up with a godmother who was a domestic and a godfather employed at a mattress factory.
ERIC JEROME DICKEY, BEST-SELLING AFRICAN AMERICAN NOVELIST, DIES AT 59EMILY LANGERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He watched over and protected the misguided woman, consenting to act as godfather to the child she had by Lousteau.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
At 78 one must expect to go to Heaven shortly, but still one's friends will be sorry, no doubt, and Hal loses his godfather.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
Almost immediately after the marriage Lorenzo set out for Milan to visit the new Duke, and stand godfather to his heir.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
If you are chosen godfather, you are expected to send a silver mug to your godchild.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
He was the godfather of typhoid fever, and from being a famous clinician became later a great pathologist.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
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WORDS RELATED TO GODFATHER

  • criminal
  • crook
  • godfather
  • goon
  • gunman/woman
  • hit man
  • hit woman
  • hood
  • hoodlum
  • hooligan
  • mafioso
  • member of the family
  • outlaw
  • racketeer
  • soldier
  • thug
  • wise guy
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