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Surrogate  v. t.  To put in the place of another; to substitute. (R.)

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"Surrogate" Quotes from Famous Books

... Congressional Globe if we should send women there! Why, there would be as great a dearth of paper in Washington as there is now in Paris. They want to shave you, dress you, doctor you into your coffins, preach a funeral discourse over your remains, and then take your will into the Surrogate's Court and fight over the little property they have ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 29, October 15, 1870 • Various

... It is publicly well known that our late husband adored us, and that we mourned for him sincerely. If we did have a settlement of accounts with a short inventory attached, made, as one may say, by common report, you can thank our surrogate guardian, who obliged us to establish a status and assign to our daughter a fortune, such as it is, at a time when we were forced to withdraw from London our English securities, the capital of which was immense, and re-invest the proceeds in ...
— The Marriage Contract • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Surrogate" :   relief, backup man, adoptive, agent, deputy, backup, surrogate mother, alternate, stand-in, foster

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