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  • n. Plural form of fosterer.


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  • If its decided the baby is not to return, then the fosterers become the adopters, saving the child from being moved around during its key developmental stages.

    Adoption system must put children first

  • As for afternoon nunchions, he has left them off since he was so woefully griped with the colic; his fosterers, sutlers, charcoal-men, and boiling cooks having been sadly mauled and peppered off in the northern countries.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Their fosterers straightened them out fast and thoroughly.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Without the slightest patronage from the court or substantial encouragement from the fosterers of literary merit, these luckless personages are expected to attempt the same exertions and intense study, which is rewarded, in foreign countries, by the most flattering and judicious attention; as well as by a pension, to cheer the infirmities of old age.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 531, January 28, 1832

  • Our daughters and their daughters are destined to become, in their turn, the tender fosterers of helpless infancy, the directors of developing childhood, and the companions of those citizens, who will occupy the legislative and executive offices of their country.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920

  • The trade naturally tends to ally itself with the other vicious interests that live by exploiting human weakness-the gamblers, the fosterers of prostitution, the keepers of vile "shows"; it has

    Problems of Conduct

  • It would mean dividing society into two very distinct classes -- the aristocracy of knowledge placed above the horny-handed lower orders -- the one doomed to serve the other; the one working with its hands to feed and clothe those who, profiting by their leisure, study how to govern their fosterers.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • On the completion of seven years Declan was taken from his parents and friends and fosterers to be sent to study as Colman had ordained.

    Lives of SS Declan and Mochuda

  • The Reuchlinists, the "fosterers of the arts and of the study of humanity", the "bright, renowned men"

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The very title of this work indicates its scope: "The Execution of Justice in England for maintenance of public and Christian peace, against certain stirrers of sedition and adherents to the traitors and enemies of the realm without any persecution of them for questions of religion, as is falsely reported, and published by the fautors and fosterers of their treasons."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner


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