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paternal
used in Babbitt

4 uses
  • He was even surer about it the morning after, when he was trying to be grave and paternal with his daughters at breakfast.
    Chapter 29 (62% in)
  • Well, let me tell you that your revered paternal ancestor, Henry T., doesn't even call it a 'Tux.
    Chapter 1 (89% in)
  • He tried to sound paternal.
    Chapter 9 (91% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 17 (13% in)

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