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maternal -- as in: maternal grandmother
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Gone with the Wind
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  • And while he was learning she had a fond and maternal indulgence and patience for his errors.
  • At her words, his grip tightened and he began speaking rapidly, hoarsely, babbling as though to a grave which would never give up its secrets, babbling the truth for the first time in his life, baring himself mercilessly to Melanie who was at first, utterly uncomprehending, utterly maternal.

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

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