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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.
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.
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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday has clarified that he has never called anyone as Godfather or Sicilian mafia in Panmagate case.
Nowhere in the judgement have we mentioned The Godfather,' he said while adding that the reference to the Sicilian Mafia was made because of Nihal Hashmi's open threats to the judiciary.
The Godfather made its way into SC's Panamagate judgment
IANS Taaha Shah, who is gearing up for his upcoming film Ranchi Diaries, says he is fortunate that he never had a godfather in the film industry.
Hence, I am fortunate that I never had a godfather in B-town.
Singer Jake Zyrus on cherishing the friendship he has with his godfather, musician/producer David Foster: