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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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Northanger Abbey
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  • When the hour of departure drew near, the maternal anxiety of Mrs. Morland will be naturally supposed to be most severe.
  • …William at sea—and all of them more beloved and respected in their different station than any other three beings ever were, Mrs. Allen had no similar information to give, no similar triumphs to press on the unwilling and unbelieving ear of her friend, and was forced to sit and appear to listen to all these maternal effusions, consoling herself, however, with the discovery, which her keen eye soon made, that the lace on Mrs. Thorpe’s pelisse was not half so handsome as that on her own.

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

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