Definition of Father Brown

1. Noun. A Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Father Brown

Fast of Ab
Fast of Av
Fat Man
Fat Tuesday
Fata Morgana
Fata Morganas
Fatah Revolutionary Council
Fatah Tanzim
Father's Day
Father Brown (current term)
Father Christmas
Father Frost
Father Sky
Father Time
Father of Heaven
Father of Heaven and Earth
Father of Lies
Father of the Church
Father of the Submarine

Literary usage of Father Brown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Canadian Entomologist by Charles James Stewart Bethune, W. Saunders, Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), E. B. Reed, Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"This is the first species in this family to be recorded from the Philippine Islands, and was captured by Father Brown in the Observatory (larden. ..."

2. Father Taylor, the Sailer Preacher: Incidents and Anecdotes of Rev. Edward T by Gilbert Haven, Thomas Russell (1881)
"Father Brown and John Shaw stepped between him and the horse-whip, and told him to go on; ... said Father Brown: 'here comes the flattering devil now. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1908)
"(Will you try to do something for Father Brown and the Doctor? ... (How about trying to write for Father Brown, leaving Jerry in another room? ..."

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