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Sample sentences for the GRE study word patriarch

patriarch can be used as a noun

1.To her, old patriarch Pap _Per deam Partulam et Pertundam nunc est bibendum. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
2.Right in front of the house, upon the left-hand side of the drive, there stood a patriarch among oaks, one of the most magnificent trees that I have ever seen. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.Cephalus, the patriarch of the house, has been appropriately engaged in offering a sacrifice. - from The Republic by Plato
4.Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. - from The King James Bible
5.Who was Benoit He was the patriarch of Mont-Cassin he was the second founder of the Saintete Claustrale, he was the Basil of the West. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6."Take care, you are going to immure a traveller, Sinbad the Sailor, a man who comes to see Paris you are going to make a patriarch of him.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. - from The King James Bible
8."My dear," said Villefort, in answer to his wife, "you know I have never been accustomed to play the patriarch in my family, nor have I ever considered that the fate of a universe was to be decided by my nod. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.Then--the morning light still waxing stronger--old patriarchs would rise up in great haste, each in his flannel gown, and matronly dames, without pausing to put off their night-gear. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.The passage at which he was utterly unable to say anything, and began fidgeting and cutting the table and swinging his chair, was where he had to repeat the patriarchs before the Flood. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
11.We thought a bolt had fallen in the middle of us and Joseph swung on to his knees, beseeching the Lord to remember the patriarchs Noah and Lot, and, as in former times, spare the righteous, though he smote the ungodly. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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