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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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Middlemarch
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  • They were not thin hands, or small hands; but powerful, feminine, maternal hands.
  • "Ah, poor creature! what indeed?" said Mrs. Farebrother, her sharpness blunted for the moment by her confidence in maternal judgments.
  • There is often something maternal even in a girlish love, and Mary’s hard experience had wrought her nature to an impressibility very different from that hard slight thing which we call girlishness.
  • Mrs. Plymdale’s maternal view was, that Rosamond might possibly now have retrospective glimpses of her own folly; and feeling the advantages to be at present all on the side of her son, was too kind a woman not to behave graciously.

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

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