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- "Sit down, Daisy," Tom's voice groped unsuccessfully for the paternal note.p. 131.1
paternal = like a father
- 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.p. 7.5
paternal = superior (like a father to a young child)
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