father (n.) 1
old man, venerable sir
KL IV.vi.72 [disguised Edgar to Gloucester] thou happy father
LC 71 [the woman to the reverend man] Father, she says
Mac II.iv.4 [Ross to Old Man] Ha, good father
MV II.ii.56 [Launcelot to Gobbo] Talk not of Master Launcelot, father
Tim I.i.114 [Timon to Old Athenian, of a request to hear him] Freely, good father
TS IV.v.48 [Katherina to Vincentio] I perceive thou art a reverend father
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