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  • proper n. God, the father of Creation
  • proper n. A title given to priests.
  • proper n. One's father
  • proper n. One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Master and Sage and representing a man; younger than an elderly Sage and older than a boyish Master


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  • In perhaps the most tender verse in all the Bible, Esau, bereft and vulnerable, asked his blind and dying father, Isaac, "Have you no blessing for me, Father?"

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  • One cannot approach the PiercedHeart of Jesus and not be drawn into His prayer to the Father from theCross: ³Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do² Lk 23:34.


  • Saw young Booth in Brutus, and liked him better than his father; went about and rested after my labors; glad to be with Father, who enjoyed

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  • They will have wanted a good preacher at Rimini (there are some everywhere, to be sure, but sometimes they want a particular man, on purpose); the Father provincial there will have written to the Father provincial here, to know if he had such and such a person: and the Father provincial will have said, “Father Cristoforo is the man for him; ” as, in fact, you see it is.

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  • The Father stood still, in the attitude of one who was prepared to wait; but one of the bravoes rose, and called to him: ‘Father, Father, come forward, we don’t make Capuchins wait here; we are friends of the convent; and I have sometimes been within it when the air outside was not very good for me, and when, if the door had been closed upon me, I should have fared badly.

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  • ” The benefactor, knowing who it was that had uttered these words, immediately ordered the workmen to throw the soil upon the roots again; and calling to the Father, who continued his walk said, “Father Macario, half of the crop shall be for the convent.

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  • ‘Certainly, ’ said the Father provincial, ‘Father Cristoforo is a preacher; and I had already some thoughts …

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  • _ "In reverence, resignation, and relief, He addressed the Father saying:" _Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.

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  • And then when he'd put me in my seat (Father, I mean; not the conductor), all of a sudden he leaned over and kissed me; _kissed me -- Father_!

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  • Father, _Father_, was laughing with me at a little secret between

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