Usage examples for parent

  1. The average parent says, she pursued, that his or her daughter must be kept pure- minded, and therefore must grow up in a fool's paradise. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  2. The troops were soon on the way, Dan and Ralph riding several miles with their parent. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  3. God permitted me to be the parent of my child's mind. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  4. It takes every parent to teach the children the difference between right and wrong and to encourage them to learn and grow and to say no to the wrong things but also to believe that they can be whatever they want to be. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. One parent must always be honored at the expense of the other, and my name still belongs to the one that is disgraced." – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  6. You know, my child, you're not yet of age, and I, as your legal parent and guardian, can do whatever I please with you. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  7. All these things the parent might legally do; but it is extremely difficult to discover how far they were actually done, inasmuch as our information in this respect hardly touches the lower classes, while among the upper classes there was naturally far less temptation to be rid of the burden of maintaining such few children as most families produced. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  8. Is it a parent? – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  9. I suppose the mother is as much a parent as the father. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  10. But of course these were merely the fond expressions of a weak parent. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  11. The same regard is due to the eldest brother from the youngest as that which is due to a parent from his child. – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  12. Up, arise, and tell with good cheer to thine aged parent this plain tale, to seek Corythus and the lands of Ausonia. – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
  13. " Ah, Jack, you doesn't know how mean mine fader ish," said the German with a grin though proud of his parent. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  14. The instant this good parent made up his mind to accept Miss Mordaunt as a daughter, he began to consider her as a child of his own. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. No; it is infinitely less likely that He would do this than an earthly parent. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  16. I suppose that was the first time any parent ever said that. – The Cave Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  17. But Fanny begged him to get down, the poor parent birds were so distressed. – Frank and Fanny by Mrs. Clara Moreton