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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
  • …early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, which half a year’s residence in her family afforded; and perhaps in spite of every consideration of politeness or maternal affection on the side of the former, the two ladies might have found it impossible to have lived together so long, had not a particular circumstance occurred to give still greater eligibility, according to the opinions of Mrs. Dashwood, to…

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  • She radiated a warm maternal affection for her niece.
  • maternal genes

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