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It’s funny, most of the people in my life wouldn’t say I’m exactly the motherly type.

Morsell’s mom said she has that “motherly instinct” to be there for all the players.

“You know what a Mitchum movie is,” he says, as a woman reporter from Newsweek breaks into that sexual motherly smile.

Inevitably, poor Kate is getting binders full of advice and motherly reminiscence.

“Diana did love him in a motherly way,” said a friend of the singer.

She has a real motherly concern for them, but thinks they [have] too much control.

Arline Kercher has an easy smile and an inherent motherly demeanor.

The motherly woman received the babe instinctively and cast aside the travelling-rug in which he was enveloped.

What can be prettier than a brood of chickens with a good motherly hen, like the one in this picture!

Mrs. Plornish seemed to have had her motherly instincts pretty well quenched by time and poverty.

Thou art the help of Christians; lighten our tribulations, and help us with motherly intercession at the throne of thy divine Son.

He was treated with motherly kindness and tenderness, yet firmly checked when he went wrong.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motherly, such as: affectionate, careful, caretaking, comforting, devoted, and fond.

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