favorite daughter


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favorite daughter

n.
1. A woman favored for nomination as a presidential candidate by her own state delegates at a national political convention.
2. A famous woman viewed proudly by others who are from the same geographic area, such as a town or state, or who share some other group identity.
References in classic literature ?
The lieutenant-governor's favorite daughter sat by his side.
Whether it were the monarch himself, or some famous British admiral or general, or the governor of the province, or perchance the favorite daughter of the ship-owner, there the image stood above the prow, decked out in gorgeous colors, magnificently gilded, and staring the whole world out of countenance, as if from an innate consciousness of its own superiority.
And it is notable that though she never nags her husband, and frankly loves the Colonel as if she were his favorite daughter, she has never got out of the habit of nagging Higgins that was established on the fatal night when she won his bet for him.
Those prospects make it imperative for them to avoid alienating the Bicolano voters who look to Robredo as their favorite daughter and the women voters who hold her in high esteem.
First under favorite daughter Bev Smith and then the enriched icon Paul Westhead.
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The town's favorite daughter is Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
Owned since 1991 by the state of Illinois and named for Pullman's favorite daughter, the Florence is supposedly nearing the end of a multi-million-dollar, years-long transformation.
Read my interview with her, "Cuba's Favorite Daughter," to find out what keeps her in Cuba when so many of her compatriots choose to leave.
Robinson's] Galileo is fully fleshed, blood and sinew, from his troublesome hernia to his weird laugh, from his fits of stubborness, pride, and temper to his love for his favorite daughter.
When Brian gets hurt on the job (having had his foot smashed by a truck or as he puts it, [un] "trocco folla on my footo e smesciare tutto") and his family needs the support of Peppino, the father's favorite daughter, sister Santina, whose only marriage is to God, comes to the rescue and smoothes over the situation.
Sandar Win, 56, a favorite daughter of Ne Win, had been under house arrest since March 2002 after her husband and sons allegedly tried to stage a coup against the junta.