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‘Mother’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Mother’ as a noun.


“Now I’m going out to shop for mother.”

From ‘The Cat and Fiddle Book’, by Lady Florence Bell.


For eleven years she had filled the trying position of William’s mother. It had taught her patience.

From ‘Just William’, by Richmal Crompton.


The mothers were repelled by his empty coffers and his reputation for gambling, and the daughters by his cloudy brow and melancholy temper.

From ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’, by Anne Brontë.

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I am afraid she had no taste for music.

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

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