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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of godfather.

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Examples

  • The No Child Left Behind legislation godfathered by Ted Kennedy and George W. Bush is explicitly concerned with narrowing racial achievement gaps.

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  • This was the template for what came to be called funk -- which godfathered disco, then hip-hop.

    James Brown, 1933-2006

  • In his third he won the most decisive victory in U.S. military history, persuaded the Arabs to sit down with the Israelis at Madrid, and godfathered the reunification of Germany.

    Four More Years?

  • We know there is one branch of fiction, godfathered by Kafka and Borges, which has abandoned the pretense that it really happened for fantasy and joke, miracle and fairy tale.

    Melting into Air

  • He prides himself on having godfathered the first state universal-health-care plan.

    Bush for President

  • I almost wish I'd never godfathered you into this blessed little stoke-hole.

    A Modern Mercenary

  • It was as stupid, as devilish, as basely born as godfathered.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • L&S wrote and produced the Coasters' run of comedy smashes "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown"; produced the Drifters' catalogue of gorgeous love songs; godfathered Spector, Carole King and the other gifted Brill Building brats; and wrote and produced the Peggy Lee anthems "I Am Woman" and "Is That All There Is?"

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  • That colony has cost the nation very great sums of money; whereas the colonies which have had the fortune of not being godfathered by the Board of Trade never cost the nation a shilling, except what has been so properly spent in losing them.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 02 (of 12)

  • In fact, it is hard to imagine that anyone carrying out a security background investigation would approve such a transition under any circumstances, suggesting the possibility that Kass's ascent to high office might have been aided or even godfathered by friends in key positions who were able to override or circumvent normal procedures.

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