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- He says I have different personalities: that my Lingala is sweet and maternal, but in English I'm sarcastic.Book 5 — Exodus (40% in)
- Do they not hear me hollering over the fence at my sons every day in the habitual, maternal accents of a native-born fishwife?Book 5 — Exodus (72% in)
There are no more uses of "maternal" in The Poisonwood Bible.
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