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  • Paternity is not always as described," Bram remarked, his gaze rising to meet Max's.†   (source)
  • "Either way," he said after a conciliatory silence, "my paternity leave is over.†   (source)
  • There were water rights, boundary disputes, astray arguments, domestic relations, paternity matters—all to be settled without force of arms.†   (source)
  • He also told me that wolves have the same general outlook toward pups that Eskimos have toward children — which is to say that actual paternity does not count for much, and there are no orphans as we use the term.†   (source)
  • What is paternity to the gods, who inhabit a succession of bodies, begetting scores of offspring by others who also change bodies four or five times a century?†   (source)
  • He is filing a paternity lawsuit to determine if he is the father.
  • But only two people know the truth about Hunter's paternity-Chase and me.†   (source)
  • Unlike Odell Watkins, Michael Williams didn't dispute his paternity, and she named the baby after him: Michael Jerome Williams.†   (source)
  • Adam Trask, a dog wolf with a pair of cubs, a scrubby rooster with sweet paternity for a fertilized egg!†   (source)
  • Pulling swords out of stones is not a legal proof of paternity, I admit, but the kings of the Old Ones are not fighting you about that They have rebelled, although you are their feudal sovereign, simply because the throne is insecure.†   (source)
  • It would be convenient in any discussion of the paternity of Sibyl's alleged child, but it seemed to hurt the Boss's pride.†   (source)
  • Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity.†   (source)
  • But his whole nature revolted; his aged paternity would not consent to this.†   (source)
  • It was an affecting one, apart from the question of paternity.†   (source)
  • Paternity had made him suspicious.†   (source)
  • I do hate the aristocratic principle of blood before everything, and do think that as reasoners the only pedigrees we ought to respect are those spiritual ones of the wise and virtuous, without regard to corporal paternity.†   (source)
  • Jude thereupon wrote in purely formal terms to request that the boy should be sent on to them as soon as he arrived, making no remark whatever on the surprising nature of Arabella's information, nor vouchsafing a single word of opinion on the boy's paternity, nor on whether, had he known all this, his conduct towards her would have been quite the same.†   (source)
  • There were days when Amory resented that life had changed from an even progress along a road stretching ever in sight, with the scenery merging and blending, into a succession of quick, unrelated scenes—two years of sweat and blood, that sudden absurd instinct for paternity that Rosalind had stirred; the half-sensual, half-neurotic quality of this autumn with Eleanor.†   (source)
  • I made a third on more than one occasion, unpleasantly aware every time of Cornelius, who nursed the aggrieved sense of his legal paternity, slinking in the neighbourhood with that peculiar twist of his mouth as if he were perpetually on the point of gnashing his teeth.†   (source)
  • The mockery was, that he should have no sooner taught a girl to claim the shelter of his paternity than he discovered her to have no kinship with him.†   (source)
  • Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.†   (source)
  • I know not whether he had hoped for a little more resistance for the sake of a little more entertainment; but he said to himself, as he had said before, that though it might have its momentary alarms, paternity was, after all, not an exciting vocation.†   (source)
  • The young girl had every appearance of being happier in Isabel's society than in that of any one save her father,—whom she admired with an intensity justified by the fact that, as paternity was an exquisite pleasure to Gilbert Osmond, he had always been luxuriously mild.†   (source)
  • She remembered—betwixt a smile and a shudder—the talk of the neighbouring townspeople, who, seeking vainly elsewhere for the child's paternity, and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor little Pearl was a demon offspring: such as, ever since old Catholic times, had occasionally been seen on earth, through the agency of their mother's sin, and to promote some foul and wicked purpose.†   (source)
  • The old man talked but little, and, at times, he fixed on her eyes overflowing with an ineffable paternity.†   (source)
  • Heathcliff smiled again, as if it were rather too bold a jest to attribute the paternity of that bear to him.†   (source)
  • But unluckily the Varens, six months before, had given me this filette Adele, who, she affirmed, was my daughter; and perhaps she may be, though I see no proofs of such grim paternity written in her countenance: Pilot is more like me than she.†   (source)
  • Then he would tell her not only of his paternity, but of the ruse by which he had been once sent away.†   (source)
  • He who was there aspired to happiness; life smelled good; all nature exhaled candor, help, assistance, paternity, caress, dawn.†   (source)
  • He saw Cosette every day, he felt paternity spring up and develop within him more and more, he brooded over the soul of that child, he said to himself that she was his, that nothing could take her from him, that this would last indefinitely, that she would certainly become a nun, being thereto gently incited every day, that thus the convent was henceforth the universe for her as it was for him, that he should grow old there, and that she would grow up there, that she would grow old there, and that he should die there; that, in short, delightful hope, no separation was possible.†   (source)
  • Inquiry was made at that convent; the very best information and the most respectable references abounded; the good nuns, not very apt and but little inclined to fathom questions of paternity, and not attaching any importance to the matter, had never understood exactly of which of the two Fauchelevents Cosette was the daughter.†   (source)
  • Poor old Jean Valjean certainly did not love Cosette otherwise than as a father; but we have already remarked, above, that into this paternity the widowhood of his life had introduced all the shades of love; he loved Cosette as his daughter, and he loved her as his mother, and he loved her as his sister; and, as he had never had either a woman to love or a wife, as nature is a creditor who accepts no protest, that sentiment also, the most impossible to lose, was mingled with the rest†   (source)
  • Paternity may be a legal fiction.†   (source)
  • The irreparability of the past: once at a performance of Albert Hengler's circus in the Rotunda, Rutland square, Dublin, an intuitive particoloured clown in quest of paternity had penetrated from the ring to a place in the auditorium where Bloom, solitary, was seated and had publicly declared to an exhilarated audience that he (Bloom) was his (the clown's) papa.†   (source)
  • her vigilant eyes from them,
    The walnut-trunk, the walnut-husks, and the ripening or ripen'd
    long-round walnuts,
    The continence of vegetables, birds, animals,
    The consequent meanness of me should I skulk or find myself indecent,
    while birds and animals never once skulk or find themselves indecent,
    The great chastity of paternity, to match the great chastity of maternity,
    The oath of procreation I have sworn, my Adamic and fresh daughters,
    The greed that eats me day and night with hungry gnaw, till I saturate
    what shall produce boys to fill my place when I am through,
    The wholesome relief, repose, content,
    And this bunch pluck'd at random from myself,
    It ha†   (source)
  • I have said all this, señor curate, only to urge your paternity to lay to your conscience your ill-treatment of my master; and have a care that God does not call you to account in another life for making a prisoner of him in this way, and charge against you all the succours and good deeds that my lord Don Quixote leaves undone while he is shut up.†   (source)
  • In the name of God, who knows how I hurt, And of everything which might move your heart, Forgo, for now, the rights of paternity And release me from my vow of docility.†   (source)
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