Example sentences for: patriarch

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

  • Lenin in his mausoleum is an historical symbol of our past, but I agree with Alexiy II, patriarch of all Russia, when he says that it isn't Christian-like behavior to keep the body of a long-dead person on public display."

  • Abraham, the first Jewish Patriarch, led his people here in search of “the land of milk and honey”; Jesus Christ was born, lived, ministered, and died here; and Mohammed, the founder of Islam, visited Jerusalem during his heavenly “Night Journey. ”

  • The hairpin turns from farce to melodrama, from satire to bathos, are fresh and deftly navigated, but almost every one of the underlying attitudes is smug and easy: from the corporate flunky named "Brad" to the interchangeable gay neighbors (they're both called "Jim") to the brutally homophobic patriarch next door, an ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) who has reduced his wife (the normally exuberant Allison Janney) to a catatonic mummy and his son, Ricky (Bentley), to a life of subterranean deception.

  • Turin's L a Stampa led its front page with an appeal for peace in Belgrade by the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexis II.

  • In common with The Truman Show , the film eventually evolves into a melodramatic revolt against a repressive corporate patriarch, here an executive (Rob Reiner) who doesn't want to turn off the cameras and leave Ed alone when Ed's life is in a shambles but his ratings are high.


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