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godfather

a male godparent
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In vain his godfather offered to him a place in the public service, -- in vain did he try to give him a taste for glory, -- although Cornelius, to gratify his godfather, did embark with De Ruyter upon "The Seven Provinces," the flagship of a fleet of one hundred and thirty-nine sail, with which the famous admiral set out to contend singlehanded against the combined forces of France and England.
His exertions, indeed, were crowned with a most magnificent result: he produced three new tulips, which he called the "Jane," after his mother; the "Van Baerle," after his father; and the "Cornelius," after his godfather; the other names have escaped us, but the fanciers will be sure to find them in the catalogues of the times.
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. This fair little stranger is so small of bone and sinew, that his old name is not to the purpose." Here he paused long enough to fill a horn in the stream.
On either side rode Conrade of Mont-Fitchet, and Albert de Malvoisin, who acted as godfathers to the champion.
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.
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.
"No, madame, for I presume that the king, standing godfather to him, could do no less than present him with five hundred thousand francs, giving his father, also, the government of Normandy."
How his mother nursed him, and dressed him, and lived upon him; how she drove away all nurses, and would scarce allow any hand but her own to touch him; how she considered that the greatest favour she could confer upon his godfather, Major Dobbin, was to allow the Major occasionally to dandle him, need not be told here.
He was the only godfather, since that is the custom in France, to have one godfather and two godmothers.
For example, how was it possible for a painter to serve as godfather to the child of one of his patrons?
Pacino& De Niro in Grandfather II ACTOR Robert de Niro was made an offer he couldn't refuse when asked to present an award to his Godfather co-star Al Pacino.
A key point to note is that part of the reasons Banire differs with their approach is the that imposition of candidates unleashes on the society dangerous and incompetent hands whose only ambition is to satisfy the godfather and protect their own personal interests at the expense of the masses.