fatherly

[ fah-th er-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF fatherly

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She laughed as she spoke, and Guillaume laughed with her in a gay and fatherly way.

"You should never judge by appearances," said White, with a fatherly severity.

Still they have a fatherly care of the young, and are deeply impressed by sentiments of religion.

Blaine put his hands upon her shoulders in fatherly compassion.

My feelings for her were not at all of a fatherly character.

The boy had no wish to be excused––had no liking for fatherly indulgence.

"Well," he repeated at last, in what he hoped was a gentle and fatherly tone.

His manner towards young Langrishe had an air of fatherly kindness.

My attentions to him had not passed unnoticed, and he was kind, fatherly, and unreserved.

The bystanders should see what a fatherly comrade he could be.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fæderlic; see from father (n.) + -ly (1).

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