A rush of emotion sweeps over him, and he breaks into a passion of vowed loyalty to the mother city.
The metropolis is the chief, or mother city, of the state or country.
What were the ties between the daughter and the mother city?
Its first constitution was that of the mother city; that is to say, Dorian or aristocratic.
The tie that bound a Greek colony to the mother city had a certain sanctity about it.
The Quartier Landais was the mother city of Bayonne, the oldest portion out of which the other faubourgs grew.
He who wished to visit the colony usually went to the mother city to find a ship bound thither.
Aitlians, Achaians, all the rest, had a share in the overthrow of the mother city of Rome; Akarnania was guiltless.
Rome, undutiful daughter, swept away her mother city so thoroughly that its site has become a matter of dispute.
They seldom acknowledged themselves subject to the dominion of the mother city.