- n. Plural form of matriarch.
“W. JUDD: Yes, I think my grandmother, what you would call the matriarchs of the ...”
“He began to mumble the goddess's name, unaware that his voice had shifted from the rhythms of a commoner to the heady, respiratory melodies of the matriarchs.”
“And as Latina matriarchs, we're appalled by the cold-hearted tone the national debate has taken, especially with female figures like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.”
“It is time to politically educate Latin matriarchs who make decisions of the households.”
“For nearly a thousand years, the Islamic rulers of the Holy Land forbade Jews from entering the tomb of the patriarchs and matriarchs, allowing them to climb only seven steps into the tomb but beating them mercilessly if they rose any higher.”
“There, its crown jewel is the city of Hebron, first capital city of the Jewish people and where its patriarchs and matriarchs are buried.”
“Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love?”
“This structure leads to what Kandiyoti refers to as the “patriarchal bargain”: younger women buy into a social structure that restricts and subordinates because someday, as older matriarchs, they will be able to restrict and subordinate the wives of their sons.”
“Yet these were men and women who built whole nations, serving as patriarchs and matriarchs.”
“They will say the Mi Sheberakh, the prayer for the sick that calls on the God of the patriarch and matriarchs of the faith to heal and strengthen the ill.”
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