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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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There was then a momentary bustle, while the Grand Master and all his attendants, excepting the champion and his godfathers, dismounted from their horses, which were immediately removed out of the lists by the esquires, who were in attendance for that purpose.
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.
He was my godfather, and excessively attached to me.
And now, Raoul," said he, "you are launched; you have dukes for friends, a marshal of France for godfather, a prince of the blood as commander, and on the day of your return you have been received by two queens; it is not so bad for a novice.
The godfather holds its head, the godmother its hinder parts.
Both Stephen and I wish you to be the boy's godfather, and we hope that you will consent.
Little art thou indeed, and small of bone and sinew, therefore shalt thou be christened Little John, and I will be thy godfather.
He's also my Bory's godfather," she added, as if she attached no importance at all to the fact.
Besides these members of the family there was a visitor, a neighbour who was godfather to one of the children.
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.