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fountainhead

Syllabification: foun·tain·head
Pronunciation: /ˈfount(ə)nˌhed
 
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Definition of fountainhead in English:

noun

An original source of something: this president was the fountainhead of patronage
More example sentences
  • He is the fountainhead of patronage, which mutes any criticism from his parliamentary caucus.
  • Indeed it is argued that cultural exchange is the fountainhead of global dynamism and the ultimate source of human creativity, human development and material progress.
  • In history, you will always find that most successful leaders were only spearheads of ideologies, not the fountainheads.

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