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synonyms for materfamilias

  • ancestor
  • antecedent
  • ascendant
  • author
  • begetter
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • matriarch
  • originator
  • parent
  • paterfamilias
  • patriarch
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • procreator
  • progenitor
  • relative
  • sire
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How to use materfamilias in a sentence

The door opened at last, and Paterfamilias entered with Materfamilias (whose headache was better), and followed by the candles.
IN THE YULE-LOG GLOW, BOOK IIVARIOUS
Its chief importance is the prominence given to the materfamilias.
THE LATIN & IRISH LIVES OF CIARANANONYMOUS
Materfamilias complacently remarks on the manifest superiority of the article they have purchased, to "that red rubbish."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 100. FEBRUARY 21, 1891VARIOUS
And I, being vain (turn some people out of a room and you don't humble them properly), retort with—'materfamilias!'
THE LETTERS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, VOLUME IIELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Beyond doubt the position of the Roman materfamilias was a much more dignified one than that of the Greek wife.
THE HISTORICAL CHILDOSCAR CHRISMAN
She, as an old materfamilias, knew that people were not born in bust shape; then why should they be thus represented?
FRAGMENTS OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYFELIX MOSCHELES
Materfamilias: "Where have you been all the morning, girls?"
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. III OF IVCHARLES L. GRAVES
Materfamilias (just arrived at Shrimpville—the children had been down a month before).
MR. PUNCH AT THE SEASIDEVARIOUS
"The first time we ever travelled second-class in our lives," murmured Materfamilias.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, DECEMBER, 1885VARIOUS
In the first case, the wife became a materfamilias while in the second she was simply an uxor.
THE HISTORICAL CHILDOSCAR CHRISMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO MATERFAMILIAS

  • ancestor
  • antecedent
  • ascendant
  • author
  • begetter
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • materfamilias
  • matriarch
  • originator
  • parent
  • paterfamilias
  • patriarch
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • procreator
  • progenitor
  • relative
  • sire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.