Example sentences for: patriarch

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

  • They featured the grind and humiliation of lower-middle-class family life, and they centered not on the children Bart, Lisa, and Maggie but on the beleaguered patriarch Homer.

  • Hoffman evidently thinks that he has chosen the last Western society in which a young woman, Hermia (Anna Friel), could plausibly be threatened with death for not obeying her father's command to marry his choice of suitors, in this case Demetrius (Christian Bale)--although David Strathairn's Theseus is such an apologetically lightweight patriarch that the threat seems incongruous.

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

  • 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."

  • Lloyd Shearer, the patriarch of the clan, was for many years the editor of Parade magazine, which, during the Reagan era, interspersed its celebrity profiles and sensible recipes with anxious warnings about the dangers of the nuclear arms race.


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