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noun as in grandam

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My grandmother was a great cook and she only let me and my cousin Patricia help her.

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So today, when I finally got to hold the flute in my hands, I felt like it was my grandmother again.

One chief told me how his grandmother took his mother out to the wilderness for a year so that she would be safe.

This was not the old-school, traditional funeral home that you think of with grandmother in the lilac suit, in polyester, with the silken sheets around her and all the flowers.

Eighteen-year-old Stella, known as Lala to all but her grandmother Wilma, is about to give birth to her first child.

In 2011, he was arrested while visiting his grandmother in Iran, charged with espionage, and sentenced to death.

Through her haircare line, named for her grandmother, Jessie Branch, Titi Branch was revolutionary.

Why is a straight grandmother the leading advocate for gays in Cameroon?

There is this trinity of female mourning: for your grandmother, your mother, and your unborn daughter.

The seven-year-old Detroit girl was sleeping on the couch as her grandmother sat next to her watching television.

The year before they had spent part of the summer with their grandmother Pontellier in Iberville.

Alila's grandmother prepared a quantity of betel before the new baby was born.

That was a new idea to Hettie; and it puzzled her little brain for a minute: then she laughed out, "Shall I be their grandmother?"

The narrow individualism of the nineteenth century refused to recognize the social duty of supporting somebody else's grandmother.

At her bosom she wore a great brooch, containing intertwined locks of a grandfather and grandmother long since defunct.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandmother, such as: ancestor, grandma, granny, matriarch, dowager, and gram.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.