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paternal as in:  paternal grandmother

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  • Many of my paternal relatives are still in West Virginia.
  • She also has a paternal half-sister who is 8 years old.
  • The captain's tone was one of paternal disappointment.   (source)
    paternal = like a father's
  • Father's brother or father's father's brother, if the relationship was on the paternal side her maiden name would be Westing.   (source)
    paternal = relating to a father
  • He takes her to visit his paternal grandmother across town.   (source)
  • Jody climbed to the top of the fence and hung his feet over and looked paternally down at the mare.   (source)
    paternally = in a manner that is like that of a father
  • ...he had visited her in her paternal mansion.   (source)
    paternal = relating to a father
  • Equally formed for domestic life, and attached to country pleasures, their home was the home of affection and comfort; and to complete the picture of good, the acquisition of Mansfield living, by the death of Dr. Grant, occurred just after they had been married long enough to begin to want an increase of income, and feel their distance from the paternal abode an inconvenience.   (source)
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paternal as in:  paternal attitude

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  • Juan took a paternal interest in the boy and offered him sound guidance over the years.
  • "A word to the wise, Harry," said Lockhart paternally as they entered the building through a side door.   (source)
    paternally = with kindness and concern like that of a father
  • When Franz met McCandless, his long-dormant paternal impulses were kindled anew.   (source)
    paternal = fatherly
  • Louie idolized Pete, who watched over him and their younger sisters, Sylvia and Virginia, with paternal protectiveness.   (source)
    paternal = like a father
  • Hammond was looking at him in that patient, paternal way.   (source)
    paternal = father-like
  • "Sit down, Daisy," Tom's voice groped unsuccessfully for the paternal note.   (source)
    paternal = like a father
  • As most of these old Custom-House officers had good traits, and as my position in reference to them, being paternal and protective, was favourable to the growth of friendly sentiments, I soon grew to like them all.   (source)
    paternal = fatherly
  • One paternal kind precaution he had taken to ensure my having a companion.   (source)
    paternal = like the concern of a father
  • She thanked him for his great attention, his paternal kindness, but he was quite mistaken in supposing she had the smallest desire of breaking through her engagement, or was sensible of any change of opinion or inclination since her forming it.   (source)
    paternal = fatherly
  • Kroc was an inspiring, paternalistic figure who looked for people with "common sense,"†   (source)
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  • You will note that during the years of seventy and seventy-one, when specific restraints in production were self-imposed-I repeat, self-imposed-by these leaders of industry, the resulting economic recession was far less severe than in-slide twelve, please-the so-called paternalistic regulation of the marketplace by government interventionists.†   (source)
  • The Army needs a lot of really grown-up men in the middle grades; it's a paternalistic organization.†   (source)
  • Paternalistic—we show our prejudice in our paternalism—we downgrade their dignity.†   (source)
  • Several white families live on the island in a paternalistic, but in many ways symbiotic, relationship with their neighbors.†   (source)
  • There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked — and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.   (source)
    paternal = superior (like a father to a young child)
  • Doomed by his own choice, therefore, as Mr. Dimmesdale so evidently was, to eat his unsavoury morsel always at another's board, and endure the life-long chill which must be his lot who seeks to warm himself only at another's fireside, it truly seemed that this sagacious, experienced, benevolent old physician, with his concord of paternal and reverential love for the young pastor, was the very man, of all mankind, to be constantly within reach of his voice.   (source)
    paternal = fatherly
  • The good old man addressed him with the paternal affection and patriarchal privilege which his venerable age, his upright and holy character, and his station in the church, entitled him to use and, conjoined with this, the deep, almost worshipping respect, which the minister's professional and private claims alike demanded.   (source)
  • Much like Ken Monfort, Harold Swift ran the company founded by his father with a paternalistic concern for workers.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, it failed to begin the establishment of good-will between ex-masters and freedmen, to guard its work wholly from paternalistic methods which discouraged self-reliance, and to carry out to any considerable extent its implied promises to furnish the freedmen with land.†   (source)
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  • His paternal tone irked me to no end, and that helped to steel my resolve.†   (source)
  • I've explained to her that this would be Buddy's paternal nephew or niece, but as you well know, those not involved in animal husbandry have little interest in exact filial relationships, and no appreciation of their significance.†   (source)
  • His paternal aunt and uncle declined to attend, as did their adult children.†   (source)
  • He was just the latest casualty in a long line of failed paternal candidates.†   (source)
  • My paternal grandfather and my aunts Dawn, Tawana, and Evelyn had all arrived to join our vigil.†   (source)
  • How long will you be gone?" she'd asked when Tariq had told her that his parents were taking him south, to the city of Ghazni, to visit his paternal uncle.†   (source)
  • I wasn't offering it to you, Poliakoff," snapped Karkaroff, his warmly paternal air vanishing in an instant.†   (source)
  • Where it had been briefly paternal and encouraging, it now turned searching.†   (source)
  • Leonardo Vetra had looked up from his meditations with a paternal smile.†   (source)
  • She had made a halfhearted start on a family tree, but on the paternal side, at least until her great-grandfather opened his humble hardware shop, the ancestors were irretrievably sunk in a bog of farm laboring, with suspicious and confusing changes of surnames among the men, and common-law marriages unrecorded in the parish registers.†   (source)
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  • My paternal grandfather was known as Jacob the blacksmith, and our neighbor was Lansman the tailor.†   (source)
  • paternal toward the students here.†   (source)
  • The view through a fence at the home where Enrique lived with his paternal grandmother.†   (source)
  • I suffered from regular, insistent paternal aches.†   (source)
  • His paternal grandfather, a former professor of European literature at Calcutta University, had read from them aloud in English translations when Ashoke was a boy.†   (source)
  • Their son, Henrietta's paternal great-grandfather Edmund, took his owner's last name, which lost the s to become Pleasant.†   (source)
  • Through this book, which I surreptitiously took from a corner of our bookshelves when I was twelve years old, I discovered why I had no paternal grandparents and why my father never talked about his family.†   (source)
  • One of 'em kinda paternal, understanding.†   (source)
  • Look who's getting all paternal, Leah thought wryly.†   (source)
  • She died giving birth to him, and he was raised by his paternal grandmother in Lithuania while his father strutted through the Party Central Committee in Vilnius, awaiting his promotion to Moscow.†   (source)
  • Not only did she refuse to open doors when the arid wind passed through, but she had the windows nailed shut with boards in the shape of a cross, obeying the paternal order of being buried alive.†   (source)
  • The man who stood outside the doorfield of the Baron's bedchamber was low built, gross of face and body, with the Harkonnen paternal line's narrow-set eyes and bulge of shoulders.†   (source)
  • "Your age?" he asked, perhaps trying to sound paternal.†   (source)
  • For many years we have regularly trod the mud paths of the Taishan region to Shunshui, the hamlet in which Sheryl's paternal grandfather grew up.†   (source)
  • "Forgive me my paternal panic," said Luke, handing her a waxed paper cup of coffee.†   (source)
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who is named for JFK's paternal grandfather and for Jackie's father, has been a source of pride and concern ever since the day the First Lady announced she was pregnant.†   (source)
  • Instead of restoring the child to the seat, the man himself sat down, holding the boy against his own chest, rubbing his hand across the boy's forehead paternally.†   (source)
  • Soon the Jennings entourage is here and seated, midway in a side section, all in a row: Barbara; then Bishop's Long's wife, Mother Long, and her sister, Skinny, who's anything but; then Cedric's paternal grandmother, Maggie; his half-sisters, Leslie and Neddy; and, on the end, little Lawrence.†   (source)
  • Apart from a persistent paternal aunt, two less persistent maternal aunts, two distant cousins, and one second cousin, Mikael and Annika had only each other for family.†   (source)
  • He would be scrupulous about paying support; he just didn't want anybody making him fight for his son in the name of paternal sentiments!†   (source)
  • And Hef with his dirty paternal smile steel-seamed around a briar pipe.†   (source)
  • That evening we went to Amoo ("uncle," related on the paternal side).†   (source)
  • Because of his late-arriving but intense paternal sense, I was introduced to the most colorful characters in the Black underground.†   (source)
  • Prusias smoothed the woman's hair and whispered something in her ear with a kindly, paternal air.†   (source)
  • It offered all who, within sixty days, would come forth and take an oath of allegiance to the King—and pledge their "peaceable obedience" —a "free and general pardon," and that they would reap the benefit of his Majesty's paternal goodness, in the preservation of their property, the restoration of their commerce, and the security of their most valuable rights, under the just and most moderate authority of the crown and Parliament of Britain.†   (source)
  • Tanner sounded almost paternal.†   (source)
  • 'That's right, Chaplain,' the colonel replied, chuckling paternally at the chaplain's look of puzzlement.†   (source)
  • The fortunes of the city declined, but the lucky workers at Chicopee clung tightly to their jobs, grateful for the security of employment in one more large, paternal, benevolent corporate system.†   (source)
  • He is attentive and tender toward Marlena, and kindly and paternal toward Rosie.†   (source)
  • The boy looked up at Marten, still smiling paternally down on all this.†   (source)
  • Something, perhaps, like a man passing on to his son his own father's watch, which the son accepted not because he wanted the old-fashioned time-piece for itself, but because of the overtones of unstated seriousness and solemnity of the paternal gesture which at once joined him with his ancestors, marked a high point of his present, and promised a concreteness to his nebulous and chaotic future.†   (source)
  • A large part of his extended family lived together there — his paternal grandparents, his parents, a growing number of children, including several sons of deceased relatives, and also his grandfather's dogs and the family's cows, many long-horned inyambo and ankole cows.†   (source)
  • Where a paternal father failed, there would be God to rescue her.†   (source)
  • And abruptly the anger recedes, swept away in the familiar, paternal desire to blanket and protect; when he was small, and he felt that he had been wrongly accused, he would go to the hall and stand on his head at the top of the stairs: "I didn't!†   (source)
  • Her paternal grandparents considered the trip a grand adventure, and had given her the very welcome gift of a check.†   (source)
  • For the first time, Rearden felt that he was the older man; he felt the pleasure of taking Francisco in charge; he felt a confident, amused, paternal protectiveness.†   (source)
  • And now, O excellent Vizier, the excess of my paternal anxiety inclines me to sleep.†   (source)
  • Various reproachful names for himself came to Sam's mind, drawn from the Gaffer's large paternal word-hoard; then it also occurred to him that his master had been right: there had for the present been nothing to guard against.†   (source)
  • 'Your tears and your illness are not called for, child,' said the orator in his most paternal voice.†   (source)
  • Tappan shook his head paternally.†   (source)
  • He put a paternal hand on her shoulder.†   (source)
  • If anything, the ggeh was his one enduring vanity, a system paternal, how in the beginning people would come right to the house and ask for some money and his blessing.†   (source)
  • A man driven by paternal love—and therefore dangerous.†   (source)
  • Soldiers were drifting up to stand happily by, gazing with paternal affection at Lee, at Longstreet.†   (source)
  • My paternal grandfather—Philip—was a strict, aloof man.†   (source)
  • He turned from one to the other, paternal, delighting them.†   (source)
  • And suddenly Alan felt paternal toward Yousef.†   (source)
  • "I knew you could do it," said Fareed with a paternal smile.†   (source)
  • He waited a moment and then with lightness, paternal amusement, "She ever had it from a white man?"†   (source)
  • It has chiefly to do with my paternal grandmother, who was a shrunken little doll of an old lady approaching ninety when she told me about her slaves.†   (source)
  • He waits, forcing his face into a pleasantly paternal expression.†   (source)
  • The meeting was full of strange crosscurrents: the nostalgic Piedmont, the religious Piedmont, the authoritarian Piedmont, the paternal Piedmont, and the one I would come to know most intimately—the vengeful Piedmont.†   (source)
  • Lets make him feel paternal.†   (source)
  • I had never glimpsed in him a sliver of paternal instinct.†   (source)
  • My oldest paternal uncle, Muhammad, did become a doctor, the first in the family.†   (source)
  • Of course you don't cheat, Bailey," his voice tender and paternal.†   (source)
  • He clapped Jace on the shoulder, a gesture so paternal that it almost made Jace smile.†   (source)
  • He does it with great kindness, enough to make me feel a tinge paternal.†   (source)
  • He confused and delighted her by kissing her brow with paternal warmth.†   (source)
  • Contrary to what they had expected, Gaston sent them a calm, almost paternal reply, with two whole pages devoted to a warning against the fickleness of passion and a final paragraph with unmistakable wishes for them to be as happy as he had been during his brief conjugal experience.†   (source)
  • A couple of weeks after Enrique disappears, his paternal grandmother, Maraa, traverses Tegucigalpa to talk to Enrique's relatives and Maraa Isabel.†   (source)
  • He had lived in a small mud house there with his brothers, his mother, his father, whose name was Iqbal, and his paternal grandmother, Parwana.†   (source)
  • The old woman studied Paul in one gestalten flicker: face oval like Jessica's, but strong bones ....hair: the Duke's black-black but with browline of the maternal grandfather who cannot be named, and that thin, disdainful nose; shape of directly staring green eyes: like the old Duke, the paternal grandfather who is dead.†   (source)
  • In the formative years of his life, while the elder Ramius ruled the Lithuanian Party Central Committee in Vilnius, the motherless boy was raised by his paternal grandmother, common practice in a country savaged by four years of brutal war.†   (source)
  • Wes would often visit his paternal aunts, cousins, and grandparents when he went to Shake and Bake—they all lived in two houses on the same block.†   (source)
  • He remembers when his paternal grandfather died, sometime in the seventies, remembers his mother screaming when she walked in on his father, who was shaving off all his hair with a disposable razor.†   (source)
  • For the same reason, I have decided in this book to identify Enrique's girlfriend by her first name and to withhold the maternal or paternal name, or both, of her relatives.†   (source)
  • illusions about the rest of the family, but in any case she had the right to expect a little more consideration from her husband because, for better or for worse, he was her consecrated spouse her helpmate, her legal despoiler, who took upon himself of his own free and sovereign will the grave responsibility of taking her away from her paternal home, where she never wanted for or suffered from anything, where she wove funeral wreaths as a pastime, since her godfather had sent a letter with his signature and the stamp of his ring on the sealing wax simply to say that the hands of his goddaughter were not meant for tasks of this world except to play the clavichord, and, nevertheless, he†   (source)
  • As for children, though I had always liked them I had never felt a tug of paternal impulse in myself.†   (source)
  • An enormous black-and-white photograph of her deceased paternal grandfather looms at one end against the pink plaster wall; opposite, an alcove shielded by clouded panes of glass is stuffed with books and papers and her father's watercolor tins.†   (source)
  • Francois's paternal grandmother did decide to attend, enlarging Francois's side of the wedding party to a whopping four family members.†   (source)
  • For the account of Enrique's life with his paternal grandmother, I visited the home of the grandmother and the home of Enrique's father, as well as the market where Enrique sold spices.†   (source)
  • As for his last name, Ganguli, by the time he is ten he has been to Calcutta three more times, twice in summer and once during Durga pujo, and from the most recent trip he still remembers the sight of it etched respectably into the whitewashed exterior of his paternal grandparents' house.†   (source)
  • Additional information comes from Enrique's maternal and paternal grandmothers, his sister Belky, his aunt Rosa Amalia, his uncle Carlos, and Lourdes's cousin Maraa Edelmira.†   (source)
  • But the Times decided to identify Enrique and his mother, father, and two sisters by publishing only their first names and to withhold the maternal or paternal name, or both, of six relatives as well as some details of Enrique's employment.†   (source)
  • These include Enrique's sister Belky; his aunts Mirian, Rosa Amalia, and Ana Lucaa; his uncle Carlos Orlando Turcios Ramos; his maternal grandmother, Águeda Amalia Valladares, and paternal grandmother, Maraa Marcos; his mother's cousin Maraa Edelmira Sanchez Mejaa; his father, Luis, and stepmother, Suyapa Álvarez; his girlfriend, Maraa Isabel, and her aunt Gloria; Enrique's cousins Tania Ninoska Turcios and Karla Roxana Turcios; as well as Enrique's friend and fellow drug user Jose del Carmen Bustamante.†   (source)
  • With a kindly, paternal air, Gridley also counseled him to "pursue the study of the law itself, rather than the gain of it," and not to marry early.†   (source)
  • Ofelia Urbino had always been like that, resembling Dona Blanca, her paternal grandmother, more than if she had been her daughter.†   (source)
  • Booth's paternal loathing has now been transferred to the president; it flared to full burn when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.†   (source)
  • Max shared many things, but he said very little of Lugh and nothing of the paternal claim that troubled him.†   (source)
  • What's the likelihood that Valentine stopped by his son's cell for a paternal chat about the Soul-Sword, and didn't mention what he planned to do with it, or even where he was going?†   (source)
  • "O eternal Tisroc," answered Ahosta, "the strength of paternal affection is not unknown to me and I have often heard that sons are in the eyes of their fathers more precious than carbuncles.†   (source)
  • Named for Hannah's paternal grandfather, the center had opened its doors under heavy security ten years earlier.†   (source)
  • Milo had posed for these pictures in a drab peasant's blouse with a high collar, and his scrupulous, paternal countenance was tolerant, wise, critical and strong as he stared out at the populace omnisciently with his undisciplined mustache and disunited eyes.†   (source)
  • It was impossible not to see him as the creature of a paternal plot, even if in reality he was not, but Fermina Daza became convinced that he was from the time she saw him come to her house for a second, unsolicited medical call.†   (source)
  • Whenever you looked, Mitt was scaling the wide bow of that paternal back, or swinging from his shoulders, or standing on the tops of his feet so that they walked in tandem, with ponderous, doubled soles.†   (source)
  • And if he did perhaps feel that trading Sabina for a student with glasses was something for a comedown, his innate goodness saw to it that he cared for her and lavished on her the paternal love that had never had a true outlet before, given that Marie-Anne had always behaved less like his daughter than like a copy of Marie-Claude.†   (source)
  • I cooked well enough, cleaned enough, was romantic and sensitive and silly enough, I made love enough, was paternal, big brotherly, just a good friend enough, father-to-my-son enough, forlorn enough, and then even bullheaded and dull and macho enough, to make it all seamless.†   (source)
  • Not so much paternally, in that grim way my father always impressed himself on me, which eventually built up in my chest a resolve that told me I would never yield to him or surrender.†   (source)
  • I thought of our children, the many young towheads skipping around the farm like little Polish buttercups and thistles, and my merry paternal commands: "Time to milk the cow, Jerzy!"†   (source)
  • The old man (I use the phrase merely in the paternal-vernacular sense; at age fifty-nine he looked strappingly fit and youthful) had not been badly damaged but there had been a considerable uproar and a crimson outpouring of alarming, albeit harmlessly let, blood from a superficial cut on the brow.†   (source)
  • There was her picture of herself, pathetically caricatured, the blonde hair in strings, the dark eyes like blotches, the lovely figure drawn into flat, ungracious planes...It faded, and abruptly the image of Powell-Powerful-Protective-Paternal rushed at him, torrentially destructive.†   (source)
  • It was not easy for her to tell all this, she confessed to me, biting her lips and nervously fingering her drawn and ashen cheek; it was especially difficult to reveal one's lies after having so artfully created a perfect little cameo of paternal rectitude and decency: the fine socialist paterfamilias fretting over the coming terror, a man haloed with goodness in her portrait of a brave libertarian who had risked his life to save Jews in the ferocious Russian pogroms.†   (source)
  • His regard may have been a paternal one-or he may have preferred to think it so.†   (source)
  • "Boy," he said, and smiled at me paternally over his glass, "that is a mystery."†   (source)
  • And, crying out paternally, "Why, bless her heart!†   (source)
  • He told himself merely that his paternal affection was asserting itself quite against his will.†   (source)
  • A paternal right was the only right, to my understanding, that a man had to beat a child.†   (source)
  • It was curious to think of that heavy, fleshy, good-humored, rather paternal-looking man as the world's hugest swindler.†   (source)
  • When I heard later that she was the daughter of a prominent steel manufacturer who had worked his way up in the world from an office boy to his present eminence, I realized that she had inherited many of the paternal qualities.†   (source)
  • In mythologies emphasizing the maternal rather than the paternal aspect of the creator, this original female fills the world stage in the beginning, playing the roles that are elsewhere assigned to males.†   (source)
  • his own inherited and heritable Florentine lamps and gilded toilet seats and tufted mirrors, or a little jerkwater college not ten years old; champagne in the octoroon's boudoir or whiskey on a harsh new table in a monk's cell and a country youth, a bucolic heir apparent who had probably never spent a dozen nights outside of his paternal house (unless perhaps to lie fully dressed beside a fire in the woods listening to dogs running) until he came to school, whom he watched aping his clothing carriage speech and all and (the youth) completely unaware that he was doing it, who (the youth) over the bottle one night said, blurted—no, not blurted: it would be fumbling, groping: and h†   (source)
  • Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuff'd with the stuff that is coarse, and stuff'd with the stuff that is fine.†   (source)
  • His heavy face bore the benevolent, paternal smile that had always been his passkey and his trademark.†   (source)
  • or of Sweet vale of Hebron, dear paternal fields, or, perhaps, of Yes, I am of the chosen race.†   (source)
  • "And how came we to have you here?" asked the chaplain paternally.†   (source)
  • [He offers his hand with paternal kindness to Lomax]†   (source)
  • ... CYRANO: Paternal bounty, in a day, thou'rt sped!†   (source)
  • Well, let me tell you that your revered paternal ancestor, Henry T., doesn't even call it a 'Tux.'†   (source)
  • Her paternal aunt, Mrs. Varian, once spread the rumour that Isabel was writing a book—Mrs.†   (source)
  • "May they haf oranges and figs?" asked Mr. Bhaer, with a paternal air.†   (source)
  • "I care not!" said the Jew, rendered desperate by paternal affection; "do thy worst.†   (source)
  • And he suddenly smiled, in an unexpected and tenderly paternal way.†   (source)
  • I will leave the paternal home, I will give up all.†   (source)
  • Jean Valjean's manners were more tender and more paternal than ever.†   (source)
  • The young scholar rushed in great alarm to the paternal mansion.†   (source)
  • That is how you recompense me for the really paternal care that I lavish on you!†   (source)
  • The paternal laugh was echoed by Joseph, who thought the joke capital.†   (source)
  • A few months after he was with his paternal grandfather, Mrs. Sedley died.†   (source)
  • They sent him parcels, which, when opened, were found to contain the paternal soap and candles.†   (source)
  • The gloom on the paternal countenance had also impressed George Osborne with anxiety.†   (source)
  • The Marquis of Steyne was present, paternally superintending the progress of his pupil.†   (source)
  • He was in charge of the sanatorium, its highest authority—and Hans Castorp's heart felt a restive longing for paternal authority.†   (source)
  • "When you smile—" He had recovered his paternal attitude, perhaps because of Nicole's silent proximity, "I always think I'll see a gap where you've lost some baby teeth."†   (source)
  • what a dreadfully dangerous man Ferdishenko must be, and what touching paternal solicitude, on the part of his excellency, ha!†   (source)
  • Which made her laugh, because he blessed by rote—pretending paternal emotion, which he did not feel just then.†   (source)
  • His letters were to be forwarded to 226 Gordon Square; so thither I travelled, and being fortunate enough to find the loving couple at home, I ventured to give them some paternal advice and to point out to them that it would be better in every way that they should make their position a little clearer both to the general public and to Lord St. Simon in particular.†   (source)
  • Something was up, Mr. Brewer knew; Mr. Brewer, managing clerk at Sibleys and Arrowsmiths, auctioneers, valuers, land and estate agents; something was up, he thought, and, being paternal with his young men, and thinking very highly of Smith's abilities, and prophesying that he would, in ten or fifteen years, succeed to the leather arm-chair in the inner room under the skylight with the deed-boxes round him, "if he keeps his health," said Mr. Brewer, and that was the danger—he looked weakly; advised football, invited him to suppe†   (source)
  • The Van Osburgh marriage was celebrated in the village church near the paternal estate on the Hudson.†   (source)
  • It happened that both Joyce's and Martin's paternal grandfathers had been named John, and John Arrowsmith they called their son.†   (source)
  • He tried to sound paternal.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • I've enjoyed imagining that you were my son, that perhaps when I was young I went into a state of coma and begat you, and when I came to, had no recollection of it...it's the paternal instinct, Amory—celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.... Sometimes I think that the explanation of our deep resemblance is some common ancestor, and I find that the only blood that the Darcys and the O'Haras have in common is that of the O'Donahues...Stephen was his name, I think.... When the lightning strikes one of us it strikes both: you had hardly arrived at the port of embarkation when I got my papers to start for Rome, and I am waiting every moment to be told where to take ship.†   (source)
  • Her little hand rested on his forearm, and under the broad, flat rim of his Panama hat he bent over her, grey-haired, paternal, with compassionate and chivalrous deference.†   (source)
  • Well, firstly, because now perhaps Mr. Burdovsky is quite convinced that Mr. Pavlicheff's love for him came simply from generosity of soul, and not from paternal duty.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As far as he, Behrens, was concerned, he bore no grudges, but held his paternal arms wide, was ready to kill a fatted calf for the prodigal.†   (source)
  • He pointed his forefinger decisively at Rosemary, saying with a lightness seeming to conceal a paternal interest, "I'm going to save your reason—I'm going to give you a hat to wear on the beach."†   (source)
  • Among other things, he considered it undesirable to hurry his daughters to the matrimonial altar and to worry them too much with assurances of his paternal wishes for their happiness, as is the custom among parents of many grown-up daughters.†   (source)
  • He was even surer about it the morning after, when he was trying to be grave and paternal with his daughters at breakfast.†   (source)
  • Hermine Kleefeld was part of the group, as was Heir Albin, who passed around a large flowered box of chocolates from which all the others ate, whereas he did not touch them, but instead assumed a paternal air and smoked gold-tipped cigarettes.†   (source)
  • I should strongly recommend you, paternally,—or, if you prefer it, as a friend,—to forget all about Rogojin, and, in fact, to stick to the family into which you are about to enter.†   (source)
  • Eathorne's inquiries as to the healths of Mrs. Babbitt, Miss Babbitt, and the Other Children were softly paternal, but Babbitt had nothing with which to answer him.†   (source)
  • The world he was addressing was not one with a tradition of humanistic rhetoric; the answers he received were no more effusive than his postcards and usually accompanied the monies needed for his maintenance here—interest on his paternal inheritance, the conversion of which into Swiss currency worked so much to his advantage that he never used up one installment before the next arrived from home.†   (source)
  • Dressed in his black clinical smock, Krokowski was right beside her, one arm paternally flung over her shoulders; she stood waiting at the foot of the two steps that led from the basement down into the assistant's apartments, and the two of them together greeted arriving guests.†   (source)
  • To this I added the surname of my father, who had himself no legal right to it; for my grandfather on the paternal side was a white gentleman.†   (source)
  • This gentleman was mentioned in the bills of the day as Mr. E. W. B. Childers, so justly celebrated for his daring vaulting act as the Wild Huntsman of the North American Prairies; in which popular performance, a diminutive boy with an old face, who now accompanied him, assisted as his infant son: being carried upside down over his father's shoulder, by one foot, and held by the crown of his head, heels upwards, in the palm of his father's hand, according to the violent paternal manner in which wild huntsmen may be observed to fondle their offspring.†   (source)
  • Careful and kind — that's paternal.†   (source)
  • If he really sought to reconcile himself like a dutiful branch, he must be forgiven for having dismembered himself from the paternal tree.†   (source)
  • "Ye gallows young dog," said Sandy Jim, with some paternal pride, "if ye donna keep that stick quiet, I'll tek it from ye.†   (source)
  • And she finished dressing, and, according to her aunt's expression, went plumping down into the paternal presence.†   (source)
  • "My children," said Mr. Turveydrop, paternally encircling Caddy with his left arm as she sat beside him, and putting his right hand gracefully on his hip.†   (source)
  • D'Artagnan left M. de Treville, touched more than ever by his paternal solicitude for his Musketeers.†   (source)
  • At first, while I supposed you satisfied that Colonel Campbell was the giver, I saw it only as paternal kindness, and thought it the most natural thing in the world.†   (source)
  • Standing on that miserable eminence, she saw again her native village, in Old England, and her paternal home: a decayed house of grey stone, with a poverty-stricken aspect, but retaining a half obliterated shield of arms over the portal, in token of antique gentility.†   (source)
  • Occasionally he came up to the Holy City, stopping at the paternal house; always, however, as a stranger and a guest.†   (source)
  • As in America paternal discipline is very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict, a young woman does not contract the latter without considerable circumspection and apprehension.†   (source)
  • By this time the collegian would be up with him, and he would paternally add,'What have you forgotten?†   (source)
  • Wife and child, too, are Starbuck's—wife and child of his brotherly, sisterly, play-fellow youth; even as thine, sir, are the wife and child of thy loving, longing, paternal old age!†   (source)
  • The Sergeant's face gleamed with a smile, for he did remember to have discharged that portion at least of the paternal duty, and the consciousness of it gave him inconceivable gratification at that solemn moment.†   (source)
  • And now, while I write, a recollection flashes upon me that I have never known the paternal name of her who was my friend and my betrothed, and who became the partner of my studies, and finally the wife of my bosom.†   (source)
  • But those old-fashioned methods of paternal family arrangements in the management of provincial affairs must be broken down.†   (source)
  • "Then I've children!" continued the father, making the allusion in a way that it might have puzzled even an indifferent observer to say was intended as a bait, or as an exclamation of paternal concern, "daughters, as you know, Hurry, and good girls too, I may say, though I am their father."†   (source)
  • She has left the paternal domicile.†   (source)
  • Thus, his sentiment for Phoebe, without being paternal, was not less chaste than if she had been his daughter.†   (source)
  • The Squire had laid down his knife and fork, and was staring at his son in amazement, not being sufficiently quick of brain to form a probable guess as to what could have caused so strange an inversion of the paternal and filial relations as this proposition of his son to pay him a hundred pounds.†   (source)
  • The swivel alluded to in this work was buried and abandoned by the troops on this occasion, and it was subsequently found in digging the cellars of the authors paternal residence.†   (source)
  • All manner of learning my boys take down, sir; the expense is never thought of; and they get paternal treatment and washing in.'†   (source)
  • Besides, Mitya hardly looked upon him as a man at all, for it was known to every one in the town that he was only a shattered wreck, whose relations with Grushenka had changed their character and were now simply paternal, and that this had been so for a long time.†   (source)
  • When the equal partition of property is established by law, the intimate connection is destroyed between family feeling and the preservation of the paternal estate; the property ceases to represent the family; for as it must inevitably be divided after one or two generations, it has evidently a constant tendency to diminish, and must in the end be completely dispersed.†   (source)
  • Here they settled themselves; and on each day of their lives Henchard anticipated her every wish with a watchfulness in which paternal regard was heightened by a burning jealous dread of rivalry.†   (source)
  • Indeed, young Cazalet, whose father was a pensioner at Chunar, hinted very broadly that Colonel Creighton's interest in Kim was directly paternal; and Kim, instead of retaliating, did not even use language.†   (source)
  • "Now," continued Faria, addressing Dantes with an almost paternal expression, "now, my dear fellow, you know as much as I do myself.†   (source)
  • At this audacious declaration, the archdeacon's visage assumed a thoroughly pedagogical and paternal expression.†   (source)
  • A paternal administration, chosen from among yourselves, will form your municipality or city government.†   (source)
  • But the captain, for some unknown constitutional reason, had refrained from mentioning all this, and not till forced to it by Ahab's iciness did he allude to his one yet missing boy; a little lad, but twelve years old, whose father with the earnest but unmisgiving hardihood of a Nantucketer's paternal love, had thus early sought to initiate him in the perils and wonders of a vocation almost immemorially the destiny of all his race.†   (source)
  • Moreover, she had grown up under Newson's paternal care; and even had Henchard been her father in nature, this father in early domiciliation might almost have carried the point against him, when the incidents of her parting with Henchard had a little worn off.†   (source)
  • "Ah, Porthos!" cried one of his companions, "don't try to make us believe you obtained that baldric by paternal generosity.†   (source)
  • With a bow to Hepzibah, and a degree of paternal benevolence in his parting nod to Phoebe, the Judge left the shop, and went smiling along the street.†   (source)
  • "Me loves Parpar," said the artful one, preparing to climb the paternal knee and revel in forbidden joys.†   (source)
  • The galley, in coming, had stopped at one of the ports of Cyprus, and picked up a Hebrew of most respectable appearance, quiet, reserved, paternal.†   (source)
  • I require of thee, as a man of thy word, on pain of being held faithless, man-sworn, and 'nidering', [581] to forgive and receive to thy paternal affection the good knight, Wilfred of Ivanhoe.†   (source)
  • They have found out that in a democracy the independence of individuals cannot fail to be very great, youth premature, tastes ill-restrained, customs fleeting, public opinion often unsettled and powerless, paternal authority weak, and marital authority contested.†   (source)
  • If the only office of a son-in-law were to dine at the paternal table, I should set a high value upon your brother.†   (source)
  • His father, as he had often said to himself, was the more motherly; his mother, on the other hand, was paternal, and even, according to the slang of the day, gubernatorial.†   (source)
  • Then they went up the steps of the neighbouring Saint George's Church, and went up to the altar, where Daniel Doyce was waiting in his paternal character.†   (source)
  • To her the sublimity of the solitude in which she was placed, was soothing, rather than appalling, and she gathered a bed of leaves, with as much indifference to the circumstances that would have driven the thoughts of sleep entirely from the minds of most of her sex, as if she had been preparing her place of nightly rest beneath the paternal roof.†   (source)
  • He was a great-grand-nephew of M. Gillenormand, on the paternal side, who led a garrison life, outside the family and far from the domestic hearth.†   (source)
  • However, he was growing calmer, and was now grumbling in a paternal tone whilst he fanned himself with his skull-cap.†   (source)
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