patriarchs


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patriarchs

The forefathers of the Israelites and founders of the Jewish religion: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob’s sons.
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Various old ladies in the neighbourhood spoke of him as The Last of the Patriarchs.
The Patriarchs were not dressed in bottle-green broadcloth, and yet his clothes looked patriarchal.
You will be here fifty thousand years - maybe more - before you get a glimpse of all the patriarchs and prophets.
The archangels and the upper- class patriarchs wear a finer thing than that.
But when Charles died, in 1685, and was succeeded by his brother James, the patriarchs of New England began to tremble.
The passage at which he was utterly unable to say anything, and began fidgeting and cutting the table and swinging his chair, was where he had to repeat the patriarchs before the Flood.
And behold, it was the five patriarchs that had been released from the dungeons the evening before
Progress in the valley An Indian cavalier The captain falls into a lethargy A Nez Perce patriarch Hospitable treatment The bald head Bargaining Value of an old plaid cloak The family horse The cost of an Indian present
When perfect silence was again restored, and after the usual long, impressive pause, one of the two aged chiefs who sat at the side of the patriarch arose, and demanded aloud, in very intelligible English:
This outlaw's wife was, somehow or other, mixed up with a patriarch, living in a castle a long way off, and this patriarch was the father of several of the characters, but he didn't exactly know which, and was uncertain whether he had brought up the right ones in his castle, or the wrong ones; he rather inclined to the latter opinion, and, being uneasy, relieved his mind with a banquet, during which solemnity somebody in a cloak said 'Beware
While this cry was at the loudest, the people were surprised by the well-known figure of Governor Bradstreet himself, a patriarch of nearly ninety, who appeared on the elevated steps of a door, and, with characteristic mildness, besought them to submit to the constituted authorities.
This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.