Sentence Examples

  • The king of Alban was a Scot in the paternal line.
  • His touching love for his worthless son is one of the most beautiful descriptions of paternal affection.
  • 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?
  • And he suddenly smiled, in an unexpected and tenderly paternal way.
  • On the paternal side he was descended from Oliver Cromwell, whose honest, sturdy independence of character he seemed to have inherited.

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