Founding Father

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n founding father a person who founds or establishes some institution "George Washington is the father of his country"
    • n Founding Father a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
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Quotations

  • Alice Walker
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    “It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.”

Usage

In literature:

Dessay they've found their fathers before now.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
I found that Don Jose and John had become anxious at not finding our father.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Next morning, Constance and her father came on deck, where they found the young lieutenant attending to his duties.
"Exiled for the Faith" by W.H.G. Kingston
As she came on deck, Norah found her father standing near the companion-hatch.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
At last we found a harbour, the appearance of which from the sea tempted my father to enter it.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
When they arrived, she found herself in the presence of Father Mathias.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
As soon as I had executed her commission I went to the hospital, where I found my father, who with the other men had just been dismissed.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
On examining the purse, I found fifty Napoleons in it: they must have been obtained from her father.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
When my father returned from Italy, he founded a pretty chapel in that village in imitation of the church of Our Lady of Loretto.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
He found his father, his mother, Jean, and Mme.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
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In poetry:

Have you found a father, mother,
In that distant clime to love,
Or a sister, friend, or brother,
Better than the long-tried prove?
"To My Missionary Friends" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
He keeps the Father's book of life,
There all their names are found;
The hypocrite in vain shall strive
To tread the heav'nly ground
"Hymn 105" by Isaac Watts
Early to quit His home on earth,
And claim His high celestial birth,
Alone with His true Father found
Within the temple's solemn round:-
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
The father, watching o'er his child,
The joy of fathers found;
And bless'd himself, he stretch'd his hand
To bless the neighbours round.
"A Tale" by John Logan
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Is ready, with their shining host:
All heaven is ready to resound,
"The dead's alive! the lost is found!"
"Sinners, Obey the Gospel-Word!" by Charles Wesley
Thou wilt not break the bruised reed,
Nor leave the broken heart unbound:
The wife regains a husband freed!
The orphan clasps a father found!
"Hymn of the Emancipation" by John Pierpont

In news:

Philly Brewer Reverse-Engineers Our Founding Fathers' Ales .
An Amber Alert has been called off, after Milwaukee police found a six-week-old girl who was taken by her father.
Indianapolis blast victim's father's WWII Purple Heart, American flag found in home's ruins.
INDIANAPOLIS — A Purple Heart and an American flag that belonged to an Indianapolis house explosion victim's father have been found in his ruined home.
The unofficial founding father of aquatic sports in St Louis, Mr Lundt died on Dec 26, 2011, at the age of 84.
Founding Fathers featured in new Assassin 's Creed video game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A collection of signatures from the country's Founding Fathers is heading to the auction block .
Founding Fathers' John Hancocks on the auction block .
He was also one of serial music's founding fathers.
Much of development effort on LabVIEW was the brainchild of Kodosky, today called the "Father of LabVIEW" who is still involved on a daily basis with R&D at the company he co-founded.
And when he found out his kid had OD'd on heroin, he was just as horrified as any other father would be.
Common Cause attorney Emmet J Bondurant says the founding fathers never intended to allow a minority to block consideration of a bill.
When our founding fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they made the "right to keep and bear arms" a priority.
He quotes Leonard Cohen, was in punk rock founding father Richard Hell's band, once auditioned for Broadway, and still lives in New York City.
The Founding Fathers deserve their credit, but their canon should also include some everyday farmers.
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In science:

With the father absent from their small family, he and his mother fled famine and went around 1936-7 to relatives in Leningrad, where they, of course, found more difficult times after the outbreak of war in Europe.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
The founding fathers of hyperbolic geometry could have hardly imagined that the geometry they were discovering/inventing was indeed realized by Nature and to a good approximation, not as the geometry of space itself, but as the geometry of the space of uniform motions.
Trigonometry of spacetimes: a new self-dual approach to a curvature/signature (in)dependent trigonometry
As surveyed by Home , the Founding Fathers were divided over this aspect of the theory that they had created: Bohr, Born, and Heisenberg were comfortable with the probabilistic structure of quantum theory, whereas Einstein and Schr¨odinger had profound reservations.
Probability in Orthodox Quantum Mechanics: Probability as a Postulate Versus Probability as an Emergent Phenomenon
In itself, this is already a rupture from the founding fathers’ description of disturbance in measurement.
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
The second ingredient is another break with the founding fathers.
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
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