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paternal
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Babbitt
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paternal
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Babbitt
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  • He tried to sound paternal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Well, let me tell you that your revered paternal ancestor, Henry T., doesn't even call it a 'Tux.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Eathorne's inquiries as to the healths of Mrs. Babbitt, Miss Babbitt, and the Other Children were softly paternal, but Babbitt had nothing with which to answer him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As it came relentlessly back to him he snarled, "I hate myself! God how I hate myself!" But, he raged, "I'm through! No more! Had enough, plenty!" He was even surer about it the morning after, when he was trying to be grave and paternal with his daughters at breakfast.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: paternal grandmother
as in: paternal attitude
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