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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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  • All evening she sang Scotch ballads to Kennicott, and when she noticed that he was chewing an unlighted cigar she smiled maternally at his secret.
  • I could be maternal with Guy.
  • "Thanks so much, but I’m being maternal."
  • Maternally, "I think it’s extremely nice of you to want to be trained in—in enunciation by a stage-director.

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

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