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See definition of most patriarchal on Dictionary.com
  • as inparental
  • as invenerable
  • as infatherlike

synonyms for most patriarchal

  • fatherly
  • maternal
  • paternal
  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • matriarchal
  • motherly
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • sheltering
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
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How to use most patriarchal in a sentence

The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He had been down into the bottom-most pit of hell, and the sights that he had seen there had withered him up.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
It is true that by patriarchal customs and laws Isaac belonged to Abraham as much as if he were a slave or an animal.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJOHN LORD
Men in patriarchal times may have committed what we regard as crimes, while their ordinary lives were more virtuous than ours.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJOHN LORD
During the patriarchal age the father of the family was priest.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
Indeed, the patriarchal and Jewish religions were mainly typical.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
Under the Patriarchal, Levitical, and Christian dispensations, she is one.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
In the thinly populated districts the great proprietors ruled in patriarchal fashion.
ARGENTINAW. A. HIRST
Ralegh's noble courtesy was as unstinted to the patriarchal savage as to the Queen of England.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
These were enclosed by a dense circle, composed of patriarchal, middle-aged, and extremely juvenile admirers.
THE WILD MAN OF THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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