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adverb as in parently


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He went on to star in a long series of humorous television commercials, write best-selling books dispensing fatherly advice and headline other TV shows.

The child of a single mother, Hoffman says the man “became the fatherly figure in my life.”

Even in confrontational moments, he was never contemptuous, taking on instead a tone of fatherly rebuke.

Were there aspects of his directing that felt fatherly or did that impact his work in any way?

Did you ever get all fatherly and give Michael Fassbender or any of her other boyfriends a hard time?

A Friend of the Familyby Lauren Grodstein A gripping, elegant account of fatherly love and suburban sanctity gone awry.

He was quite fatherly to me and took a great deal of trouble in teaching me my work.

In me he always showed a fatherly interest, and sometimes chided me for talking too freely and writing too much.

Was not this a blasphemy against the fatherly goodness of the Creator,—a base desertion of the cause of the disinherited?

President de Thou paid his godson a visit during which he showed himself most fatherly.

"I shall consider it no trouble at all, my dear child," he returned, giving her a fatherly smile.

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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fatherly, such as: paternal, affectionate, benevolent, benign, forbearing, and indulgent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.