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paternal
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paternal
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Main Street
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  • So it's decently paternal to imagine you curled at my feet. . . . . Of course I hope it isn't, but we'll reflect the morals of Gopher Prairie by officially announcing that it is! . . . These standards that you and I live up to!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But when a man held her close at a dance, even when "Professor" George Edwin Mott patted her hand paternally as they considered the naughtinesses of Cy Bogart, she quivered, and reflected how superior she was to have kept her virginity.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: paternal attitude
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