Example sentences for: patronymic

How can you use “patronymic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A patronymic can be based on a full name ( William-s ) or a nickname ( Will-s ).

  • The married woman who takes her husband's family name as a surname yet keeps her own family name as a middle name--Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sandra Day O'Connor--has unwittingly introduced a new form of patronymic, which takes its place alongside the more traditional (Slavic, Scandinavian, Islamic, Hispanic) versions.

  • Some Bevilacquas drank even less water than their wineloving neighbors ( Bevivinos may have been even more intemperate); the spiritual love of some Amantis was directed toward women other than their wives and the patronymic form D'Amanti given to the children of such unions; some Santillis and Salvos were notably profane; and some Carideos and Donadios were assumed to be dear to or given by God because no one else stepped forward to explain how they came to be left on the steps of convents or monasteries.

  • But as far as American journalism is concerned, that pronouncement is not quite correct, because more often than not American journalists began and for an embarrassingly long time continued not with Vladimir or Ilich (as the founding Bolshevik is sometime affectionately called, peasant-fashion by his patronymic) but with Nikolai Lenin.

  • (This is distinct from the patronymic - s of John Wills .)


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