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  • n. Plural form of fatherland.


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  • With all the more profound and large-minded men of this century, the real general tendency of the mysterious labour of their souls was to prepare the way for that new SYNTHESIS, and tentatively to anticipate the European of the future; only in their simulations, or in their weaker moments, in old age perhaps, did they belong to the "fatherlands" -- they only rested from themselves when they became "patriots."

    Beyond Good and Evil

  • The International consists in the coming together (first ideologically, then in due time organisationally as well) of people who, in these grave days, are capable of defending socialist internationalism in deed, i.e., of mustering their forces and "being the next to shoot" at the governments and the ruling classes of their own respective "fatherlands".

    Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

  • After the war, he was surprisingly forgiving of those who had gone along with Nazism because of expediency or fear; he wanted to be an apostle of reconciliation between what he called his old and new fatherlands.

    A Banker to the Rescue

  • Years, in the chronology of Torvaldsland, are counted from the time of Thor's gift of the stream of Torvald to Torvald, the legendary founder and hero of the northern fatherlands. the calendars are kept by Rune-Priests.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • We are likely today not to be called upon to defend our fatherlands from foreign aggression, to take up arms in the manner of the noble fallen of 1914-18.

    Archive 2008-11-09

  • To lessen fears about a loss of national identity, President Kwasniewski has called for a "Europe of the fatherlands" instead of a United States of Europe.

    Backlash In The East

  • They could not close their eyes for very pain and yearning after their fatherlands or their parents, the wife or child whom they never expected to look upon again.


  • Was it only last week that Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski spoke for a "Europe of fatherlands"?

    Founding Fathers

  • Nirj Deva MEP gave Ash a good shake as he joined fatherlands fatheads.

    Archive 2007-09-02

  • Their deaths have generally been emphatically pronounced worthwhile, not to have been in vain: motherlands, fatherlands, and fellow citizens have celebrated the sacrifices and observed the endings with dignity and ceremony.

    The Chicago Blog: Time Interrupted


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