Sentence Examples


  • She felt no motherly bond to the kid huddled beside her in a thick coat despite how adorable he was.
  • In nearly all George Sand's loves there was a strong strain of motherly feeling.
  • Yet the nation patiently endured the mild yoke of the great queen, because it felt and knew that its welfare was safe in her motherly hands.
  • Her own life was by choice, and as far as her position would admit, one of almost austere simplicity and homeliness; and her subjects were proud of a royalty which involved none of the mischiefs of caprice or ostentation, but set an example alike of motherly sympathy and of queenly dignity.
  • She is very fond of children younger than herself, and a baby invariably calls forth all the motherly instincts of her nature.

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