family man

noun

Definition of family man

: a man with a wife and children dependent on him especially : a man devoted to his family

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The true explosive device here is the person whom this excellent actor is portraying with such gentle care and harsh conviction, a respectable family man in his 60s named Eric. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Stephen Rea Is One Really Mad Man in ‘Cyprus Avenue’," 25 June 2018 Indeed, while Bush will be remembered for numerous achievements, including his service as a combat pilot in World War II and his many years of dedicated public service, perhaps his most lasting legacy will remain that of a family man. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "How George H.W. Bush's Extraordinary Political Career Shaped His Relationship With His Children," 5 Dec. 2018 The noted family man remained married to his wife Barbara for 73 years until her passing on April 17, 2018. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "George H.W. Bush Has Died at Age 94," 1 Dec. 2018 The Hammonds are devoted family men, respected contributors to their local community, and have widespread support from their neighbors, local law enforcement, and farmers and ranchers across the West. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: How Brett Kavanaugh could rein in environmental rules on the Supreme Court," 11 July 2018 That Johnson, a humble family man of faith who turns the other cheek, was moved to criticize the USGA says volumes. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Zach Johnson blasts carnage at U.S. Open; USGA admits greens were too fast," 16 June 2018 Borges, who said Alban was a personal friend, said the councilman who represented a district in the Caracas area was a family man and devout Catholic who would never kill himself. Scott Smith, The Seattle Times, "Venezuelan opposition denies jailed politician took own life," 8 Oct. 2018 John was the ultimate family man: a bastion of strength, selflessness, and generosity. courant.com, "John Dion Wilcox," 11 Jan. 2018 Ernest was an independent business owner and incredibly dedicated family man, who coached his children’s baseball and softball teams for many years. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 3/21," 21 Mar. 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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family man

noun

English Language Learners Definition of family man

: a man who has a wife and children especially : a man who enjoys spending a lot of time with his wife and children

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