father-figure


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Noun1.father-figure - a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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father-figure

[ˈfɑːðəˌfɪgəʳ] nfigura paterna
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Scottish director John McLean's striking take on the classic Western is an elegantly made coming-of-age story, defined by an everpresent sense that violence is only ever a heartbeat away and by Fassbender's impressive performance as a grizzled killer who takes on the unlikely role of father-figure.
Weak support for the compensatory hypothesis is found for more global attitudes toward fatherhood and in results suggesting men with a father-figure have more favorable father attitudes than men who did not have a father-figure.
I came to Edgbaston when I was 16 and he was like a father-figure to me - a strict father-figure but that is what I needed.
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Fletcher, well-used to prison life, tries to act as a father-figure to Godber, helping him through his first stretch.
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Meanwhile, Charles Taylor rampaged through the countryside with his Small Boys Units--child soldiers fueled by drugs and blind loyalty to the surrogate father-figure they called "Pappy.
He pitches his stories at the weekly staff meetings, regaling a table of admiring staffers including fellow reporters (played by Chloe Sevigny and Melanie Lynskey) and a father-figure editor, Michael Kelly (Hank Azaria).
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