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noun as in ruler

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He had sat by the ailing matriarch for a week with his extended family before she died, 11 years ago.

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While Lopez was initially uncredited for her role as the young matriarch Maria Sanchez in the film, she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role.

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The matriarch of Argentina’s Baggio family, whose beverage company was accused by local officials of dumping industrial waste and whose son is embroiled in an investigation into money laundering, also moved the management of its wealth to Wyoming.

The matriarch shocks her four adult children by leaking the news of her death while she is still very much alive in order to read what everyone has to say about her.

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Like a strong matriarch, Merkel aimed to keep the whole family in the tent.

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One of those families is the Cucho family, headed by 69-year-old matriarch Natividad Cucho Velasquez.

In the main house lived his eighty-year-old nonna, the matriarch, reliably dressed in black in the custom of Italian widows.

If indeed the suit was a gamble by the Jackson matriarch to amass a sizable bank account of her own, it did not pay off.

The clamor would have ceased as the matriarch led a retreat and the danger would have seemed to pass.

Scott Thomas appears to be having a grand old time playing this evil matriarch.

The fault of the drama lies in the uncertain conception of the characters, and particularly of that of the Matriarch herself.

Matriar′chalism, the character of possessing matriarchal customs; Matriar′chate, the position of a matriarch.

It was the initial Matriarch's of the season, and rumor had it that it was to be a very smart affair.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to matriarch, such as: matron, dame, dowager, mother, queen, and dignified woman.

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