Sentence Examples


  • He took paternal pride in the achievements of his pupils, and delighted to see, through them, his influence spreading in every university.
  • His touching love for his worthless son is one of the most beautiful descriptions of paternal affection.
  • If you think I'm getting paternal about it, just tell me and I'll back off.
  • The king of Alban was a Scot in the paternal line.
  • On the paternal side he was descended from Oliver Cromwell, whose honest, sturdy independence of character he seemed to have inherited.