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maternal
used in In the Unlikely Event

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Definition
relating to a mother; or characteristic of parents — such as to care for and help to develop
  • But she had to admit, she felt maternal toward Christina.
    p. 92.4
  • She means to sound soft, maternal, but knows she sounds judgmental.
    p. 459.4
  • Leah was maternal to her during her college years, when she chose American University, with a major in journalism.
    p. 466.9

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