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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Showing the affection of a male parent; Like or befitting a male parent

Usage examples (35)
  • As he watches Tadzio play, Aschenbach feels what he describes as a fatherly sentiment.
  • And to me they talked in fatherly ways, patronizing my youth and inexperience.
  • He now saw clearly that all that he had been calling fatherly tenderness, pastoral zeal,
  • Terrence McFane said in fatherly tones. for more
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