godfather


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any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism

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someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild

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On either side rode Conrade of Mont-Fitchet, and Albert de Malvoisin, who acted as godfathers to the champion.
Thereupon Will Stutely, who loved a good jest, spoke up and said: "The infant in our household must be christened, and I'll stand godfather.
And least of all, imitate the example of your godfather, Cornelius de Witt, who has plunged into politics, the most ungrateful of all careers, and who will certainly come to an untimely end.
I hope a baby as will never disgrace his godfather, and as may be considered, in arter years, of a piece with the Lillyvicks whose name he bears.
I am your nearest neighbour, your son's godfather, and your husband's friend; may I not be yours also?
Oh, it's glorious, godfather," cried Ruby, almost dancing.
Though the birth of an heir by his beloved sister was a circumstance of great joy to Mr Allworthy, yet it did not alienate his affections from the little foundling, to whom he had been godfather, had given his own name of Thomas, and whom he had hitherto seldom failed of visiting, at least once a day, in his nursery.
William was the godfather of the child, and exerted his ingenuity in the purchase of cups, spoons, pap- boats, and corals for this little Christian.
Many people gained their livelihood by the Board of Irrigation, especially one highly conscientious and musical family: all the daughters played on stringed instruments, and Alexey Alexandrovitch knew the family and had stood godfather to one of the elder daughters.
What would Chingachgook--assuming, for purposes of argument, that any sane godfather could really have given a helpless child a name like that--have done?
I'd stand godfather to him, if he was to be christened in a bonfire, made of the ruins of the Bank of England.
Nobody got into the prison from whom he derived anything useful or good, and she could find no patron for him but her old friend and godfather.
Trundle, to act as godfather to their offspring; but he has become used to it now, and officiates as a matter of course.
Daisy,' he said, with a smile - 'for though that's not the name your godfathers and godmothers gave you, it's the name I like best to call you by - and I wish, I wish, I wish, you could give it to me
The inhabitants of Raveloe were not severely regular in their church-going, and perhaps there was hardly a person in the parish who would not have held that to go to church every Sunday in the calendar would have shown a greedy desire to stand well with Heaven, and get an undue advantage over their neighbours-- a wish to be better than the "common run", that would have implied a reflection on those who had had godfathers and godmothers as well as themselves, and had an equal right to the burying-service.