In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All children are from the same mother, as our stepmother did not beget any children by my father.
- This attitude applies to stepmothers and adoptive mothers as well.
- Now, more than two decades later, my stepmother nods at my question, glances at my father.
- When my father died, my stepmother stayed on, remarrying a couple of years later.
- Relationships with mothers is confusing enough, not to mention those with stepmothers.
- Well my father went to the party with my stepmother and he brought my half sister and me along.
- I don't need their future stepmother telling me that they are excited about my wedding.
- His father gave a mighty laugh and his stepmother's eyes twinkled in amusement.
- My mother is dead, and my father lives with my stepmother in a town just outside of London.
- As my father's hand reaches for the receiver, an inflammatory remark from my stepmother says sends him charging back over to her.
- There were many others on the porch, her cousins, stepmothers and other female relatives.
- She reminded her of a woman who babysat for her back when she still had both her father and her stepmother around.
- My father died a year ago, and my stepmother returned to France, her native land.
- He found his way to the seat at the right of his father, across from his stepmother.
- Michael guessed that it was because her stepmother had given her a harsher time than her father had.
- Sharon goes to live with her stepmother and father, who lectures her on how hard she has made his life.
- So far, we know this much: these women are mothers, or sometimes stepmothers; they are employed, generally full time, in demanding, high-profile jobs; their husbands are, broadly speaking, successful and affluent.
- Her wicked stepmother and father were sending her to a finishing school, in Ireland!
- Unable to bear the torture of her stepmother, she fled home at the age of 13.
- She was on her way home to Barton Farm Cottage where she lived with her father, John, her stepmother and stepsister.
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