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father-confessor

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  • He would sit down, and, two seconds later, they would be telling him of their deepest, darkest problems, like he was their brother or their father-confessor.

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  • Mallon was so close to former president Bush that he described him in his autobiography as “surrogate uncle and father-confessor.”

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  • She had imbibed an idea, strengthened by an old doting father-confessor, that the

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Tall and white-haired, Mr. Dunphy has a father-confessor demeanor that some attribute to his years of Catholic schooling in Dublin.

    The Man Behind Damien Hirst

  • At the same time, he took up his traditional duties as chief - that combination of administrator, lawgiver, father-confessor, and figurehead.

    The man simply known as 'Chief'

  • To see his handwriting again on an envelope, after thinking so anxiously of making a father-confessor of him, started her out of her equanimity.

    Two on a Tower

  • The proposal being embraced, he, as usual, handed her into the street, and took all opportunities of promoting his suit; but they were attended so closely by her father-confessor, that he foresaw it would be impracticable to accomplish his aim without the connivance of that ecclesiastic.

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  • Lamennais; her master Pierre Leroux; her father-confessor

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • When he found a curiosity equal to his own, he exploited this mine with the cynicism of a father-confessor.

    Balzac

  • For whatever reason I wound up as the unofficial barracks father-confessor.

    Noble Norfleet

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