Sentence Examples

  • Was she encouraging Alex to assume a paternal role, or was she merely old-fashioned enough to think that men and women had specific roles?
  • There was nothing maternal about her feelings for Alex – nor anything paternal about his actions toward her when they were alone.
  • If you think I'm getting paternal about it, just tell me and I'll back off.
  • Was there any place far enough away to escape the tentacles of paternal love?
  • Her paternal grandfather was M.

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