She was not so much a free spirit as a free agent, which is hardly what a parent is meant to be.
At a public hearing, one parent argued that Beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level.
The NSA might gain additional latitude when the software it wants to exploit is no longer supported by its parent company.
And a parent with a gay son or daughter is, let's face it, much better politically than a gay couple.
And the omission or derision of dads in the parent (aka “mommy”) blogosphere is a perennial pet peeve.
Almost a reproduction of its parent except that it is hardier.
Or why so long (in life if long can be) Lent Heaven a parent to the poor and me?
In nature the heat is applied by contact with the bodies of the parent birds.
The action was not based, as it would be nowadays, on the fault of the parent or owner.
Their love delighted him, and he returned it with the fondness of a parent and the benevolence of a pastor.
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent "father, parent, relative, kin" (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) "father or mother, ancestor," noun use of present participle of parere "bring forth, give birth to, produce," from PIE root *pere- "to bring forth" (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
parent par·ent (pâr'ənt, pār'-)
One who begets, gives birth to, or nurtures and raises a child; a father or a mother.
An ancestor; a progenitor.
An organism that produces or generates offspring.
To act as a parent to; to rear and nurture.
To cause to come into existence; to serve as a source for; originate.