Our Father

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Proper noun[edit]

Our Father (plural Our Fathers)

  1. (Christianity) God.
  2. (Christianity) (Our Father) The Lord's Prayer, which begins with these words.
    • 1872, F. A., chapter V, in Marion Howard; or Trials and Triumphs, Philadelphia: Peter F. Cunningham, [], page 100:
      “What did the priest, and all of you, keep on saying when we first went in?” / “Our Fathers, Hail Maries, and Glorias; couldn’t you hear?” asked Emily, laughing.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "You are our Father as well as theirs. Permit us, for a short space, to meet in brotherhood, that we may have an added knowledge of that eternal life which awaits us, and so be helped during our years of waiting in this lower world." He ended with the "Our Father", in which we all joined.