Examples of founding father in a Sentence
a tribute to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and the other Founding Fathers
Theodor Herzl is often credited as the founding father of modern Zionism.
Recent Examples of founding father from the Web
Fewer than 20 paintings by the founding father of the High Renaissance style are known to exist in the world, and all of them are in public collections—except for the one displayed today in New York.
Mies van der Rohe, founding father of modernism, is one of the most influential architects of the 20th-century.
The Houston Technology Center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in Houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost Houston's appeal to technology investors and innovators.
The founding father is also responsible for the school that became the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia school was just named the number-one college for business in the country.
Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's founding father, has already served one five-year term.
Even the portraits of founding fathers seem to look on approvingly—such decorative flourishes never veer into tacky territory.
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founding father Synonyms
Synonymsauthor, begetter, creator, establisher, founder, father, generator, inaugurator, initiator, instituter (or institutor), originator, sire
Related Wordscocreator, cofounder; conceiver, contriver, designer, deviser, formulator, innovator, introducer, inventor, spawner; builder, maker, producer; developer, pioneer, researcher, researchist; organizer, promoter; encourager, galvanizer, inspiration, inspirer
Near Antonymsdisciple, follower, pupil, student, supporter
FOUNDING FATHER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of founding father for English Language Learners
: a person who helps to create or establish something : a person who founds something
: a man who had an important part in creating the government of the U.S.; specifically : a member of the American Constitutional Convention of 1787
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