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noun as in male child; offspring

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Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake’s mother, said the “violence doesn’t reflect my son.”

From Vox

Socrates, a stonecutter’s son, felt most at home in the agora, or marketplace, of ancient Athens.

From Fortune

Her son was eventually sold to an American couple for ₤1,000.

Moving across the country for the year, “felt like the best option as my job would have suffered and my son would have suffered if we tried to stay in Los Angeles.”

From Digiday

He would try to have a family member installed, perhaps his son.

From Ozy

The use of slurs from both characters makes it clear just how “new” the idea of an openly gay son is even in this time.

This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.

“They know there are drug spots,” said Wanda Williams, who was out for a walk with her son.

This is about no longer accepting that—as so many others have stated—a family would rather have a dead son than a living daughter.

Jennie kept his parliamentary vestments for her son, apparently instilling in Winston the sense that he would be a leader.

Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.

My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?

Twice a year the formal invitation was sent out by the old nobleman to his only son, and to his two nephews.

And Melchizedek is here declared to be “a great man,” “assimilated unto the Son of God.”

He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to son, such as: child, boy, descendant, kid, offspring, and bairn.

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