Our Father


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Our Father

Our Father

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another name for the Lord's Prayer, taken from its opening words

Our` Fa′ther


n.
the Lord's Prayer.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
6} Our fathers were friends before us, as old Laertes will tell you, if you will go and ask him.
Besides, those who contrive this plan of community cannot easily avoid the following evils; namely, blows, murders involuntary or voluntary, quarrels, and reproaches, all which it would be impious indeed to be guilty of towards our fathers and mothers, or those who are nearly related to us; though not to those who are not connected to us by any tie of affinity: and certainly these mischiefs must necessarily happen oftener amongst those who do not know how they are connected to each other than those who do; and when they do happen, if it is among the first of these, they admit of a legal expiation, but amongst the latter that cannot be done.
Janie tells Johnnie that Patricia "actually quoted Lot's daughters to me, `Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the seed of our father,' as if we lived at the end of the world" (206-07).