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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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Mansfield Park
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  • In every argument with her mother, Susan had in point of reason the advantage, and never was there any maternal tenderness to buy her off.
  • The real solicitude now awakened in the maternal bosom was not soon over.
  • William was her pride; Betsey her darling; and John, Richard, Sam, Tom, and Charles occupied all the rest of her maternal solicitude, alternately her worries and her comforts.
  • Warmed by the sight of such a friend to her son, and regulated by the wish of appearing to advantage before him, she was overflowing with gratitude—artless, maternal gratitude—which could not be unpleasing.
  • I thought he began to look a little queer, so I turned it off as well as I could, by whispering to him, ’We shall have an excellent Agatha; there is something so maternal in her manner, so completely maternal in her voice and countenance.’
  • I thought he began to look a little queer, so I turned it off as well as I could, by whispering to him, ’We shall have an excellent Agatha; there is something so maternal in her manner, so completely maternal in her voice and countenance.’

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

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