[fah-th er-hoo d]
- the state of being a father.
- fathers collectively.
- the qualities or spirit of a father.
Origin of fatherhood
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Examples from the Web for fatherhood
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Depictions of fatherhood on the flatscreen have also made notable progress recently.
Beyond the realm of pop culture, fatherhood has also become an area of interest to researchers and policymakers.
Death, aging, fatherhood, love, and sex are among the show's most consistent preoccupations.Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon)
June 3, 2014
Now, would it have been better if the song wasn't so coded in heterosexual conceptions of marriage and fatherhood?‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Did Not Emasculate Men
March 11, 2014
The urge of his awakened instinct of fatherhood was strong upon him.White Fang
The fathers that now show what fatherhood was meant to be—they are legion.The Family and it's Members
Anna Garlin Spencer
Perhaps he was rendered unhappy by the thought of fatherhood.The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
And you must remember that it is that Fatherhood of God which connotes the Brotherhood of man.London Lectures of 1907
The Fatherhood of God is the very key-note of the Christian view of life and of death.Gloria Crucis
J. H. Beibitz
- the state or responsibility of being a father
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Word Origin and History for fatherhood
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