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.
But Cordelia, Lear's youngest and favorite daughter, remains silent, saying that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father.
In 1991, he was found dead in the Canary Islands, floating near a yacht named for his favorite daughter, the "Lady Ghislaine." After his death, it was discovered he had stolen millions from pension funds set up at the Mirror Newspaper Group, which he owned.
Surely, so much is happening in Antique and the townsfolk couldn't be more grateful to their favorite daughter, Inday Loren, for making it all happen.
A standing-room-only audience of former school chums, fashionistas (pint-size and full-grown), aspiring designers and two very proud parents crowded into the Barrington White House ballroom Saturday to welcome home favorite daughter and fashion/accessories/home furnishings designer Cynthia Rowley.
For our super busy and forgetful types - we will be reminding them before Mother's Day to make sure they stay her favorite daughter, son, grandchild, spouse, or friend.
His resolve to support the Israelis through thick and thin is evident by his move of sending his favorite daughter specially to be part of the inaugural.
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.
Allen Say's THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (9780545176620, $17.99) tells of Yuriko, who has always been happy with her name and has loved to make art.