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paternal
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The House of Mirth
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paternal
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • The Van Osburgh marriage was celebrated in the village church near the paternal estate on the Hudson.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Rosedale in the paternal role was hardly a figure to soften Lily; yet she could not but notice a quality of homely goodness in his advances to the child.  (not reviewed by editor)

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