Example sentences for: patriarchal

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

  • This kind of picture has one of two thrusts: It either sides with the suffocated housewife who, like Ibsen's Nora, strives to break free of a repressive patriarchal hold, or it demonizes a culture that tempts men and women to put their own gratification before their responsibilities as parents.

  • Walker makes History painting, that musty patriarchal fossil, seem like the most seditious and vital new idea of the 21 st century.

  • Of course, many framers of the Declaration were slave owners and most, if not all of them, were patriarchal heads of households.

  • She stood for the clear separation of the public from the private sphere, a distinction dismissed as patriarchal a long time ago by feminists who thought it denigrated domestic life.

  • An ironic one, too, given Paz's record as a critic of Mexico's addiction to patriarchal power.


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