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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARENT

As between child and parent or nurse it is not argued about because it is inevitable.

But the yearning towards the parent country is too strong to be overcome.

I am a childless man, yet here I am as the parent of all of them.

It is the parent, the fosterer, the sole supporter of the slave-trade.

He then mentioned his intention, as a gentleman and a parent, of writing to Mr Merdle.

Mr. Montenero pressed me in his arms, with the affection of a parent.

Is not the author and parent of all our love, Cupid, as blind as a beetle?

The child, becoming in time a parent, assumes a parent's debt.

It will be readily seen that by this process the offspring are identical with the parent.

Eve turned quickly, and beheld the arms of her parent extended.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.

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