sire


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Synonyms for sire

to be the biological father of

Synonyms for sire

a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority

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the founder of a family

male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

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Sire, the usurper is arming three ships, he meditates some project, which, however mad, is yet, perhaps, terrible.
So serious, sire, that when the circumstance surprised me in the midst of a family festival, on the very day of my betrothal, I left my bride and friends, postponing everything, that I might hasten to lay at your majesty's feet the fears which impressed me, and the assurance of my devotion.
Well, sire, I, in my turn, wish to take part in this game, where the stakes are thrown upon my royal mantle.
For your assistance, that is to say, not only for that which kings owe to each other, but that which simple Christians owe to each other -- your assistance, sire, either in money or men.
as you are, sire, having neither parliament nor Cardinal de Retz to apply to, will die of hunger, as his mother and sister had nearly done.
cried Charles, "you are a noble friend, sire -- a heart created by God
I say, sire, that you may possibly be in the right, that the hour of the people may not yet have come with you.
I mount it, and I say aloud, in the first words that occur to me, what I have on my heart; and when one is of the people, sire, one always has something on the heart: Then people troop up, they shout, they ring the alarm bell, they arm the louts with what they take from the soldiers, the market people join in, and they set out.
If my Musketeers are guilty, sire, the guilty shall be placed in your Majesty's hands, who will dispose of them at your good pleasure.
Thanks, sire, thanks," said the duke; "but your Majesty may be assured that it is not those--I do not speak of Monsieur de Treville--whom your Majesty sees at all hours of the day that are most devoted to you.
They are below, sire, and with your permission La Chesnaye will bid them come up.
Therefore, sire, your Majesty sees that they are come, quite contrite and repentant, to offer you their excuses.
The first result was Sadler's Wells (1981, by Northern Dancer), who became a 14-time champion sire for Coolmore.
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