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paternal
Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sit down, Daisy," Tom's voice groped unsuccessfully for the paternal note.  (not reviewed by editor)

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