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  • n  a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
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  • Ray: Father figures represent integrity, strength
    COOKS' CORNERBY SARA RAY June is associated with Father's Day much like May is linked to Mother's Day. Many of us have had dads that played an important role in our lives. Others do not even know their fathers. However, I believe that in almost every life there is often a man who becomes a father-figure in some way or another.
    June 12, 2013 - The Shelbyville News

  • Fred Taylor in International Herald Tribune
    He's young with so much potential,Taylor said about Lynch. "Not saying I'm looking to be a father-figure to anyone or anything like that, but I know what I've gone through throughout my career. But the team hasn't said anything along that...

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