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synonyms for paternal

  • benevolent
  • concerned
  • fatherlike
  • patrilineal
  • patrimonial
  • protective
  • solicitous
  • vigilant
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  • maternal
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How to use paternal in a sentence

Only by practice, unless of course you are like my paternal grandmother, Catherine, whom I never knew but who reportedly whipped out crusts so thin and fine you could see your hands through it.
AMERICA FORGOT HOW TO MAKE PROPER PIE. CAN WE REMEMBER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?MEGAN MCARDLEJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The findings suggested that paternal and maternal versions of the histone variants are mediating a conflict over how to allocate resources to the offspring during pregnancy.
DNA’S HISTONE SPOOLS HINT AT HOW COMPLEX CELLS EVOLVEDVIVIANE CALLIERMAY 10, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
My husband read him a children’s book about an Auschwitz survivor, “The Number on My Grandfather’s Arm,” and used it as an entree to tell the story of Sophie, Simon’s paternal grandmother.
DUXBURY HIGH’S ANTISEMITISM SCANDAL IS MORE EVIDENCE THAT PARENTS NEED TO DO BETTER. HERE’S HOW.LINDA K. WERTHEIMERAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The most familiar model of the nuclear family still includes paternal roles which are inherently patriarchal, and often misogynist.
WE NEED MORE FEMINIST DADS - ISSUE 95: ESCAPEJORDAN SHAPIROFEBRUARY 3, 2021NAUTILUS
Her paternal grandmother, a federal worker, went to court days after Makenzie died, asking for and receiving custody of Anderson’s two other children, who are now 2 and 5 years old.
THIS D.C. BABY’S MOTHER WAS CHARGED WITH HER DEATH. BUT NOTHING IS SOLVED.PETULA DVORAKDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He called it Odessa, after the native Ukrainian city of his paternal grandfather.
BRUCE SKLAREW, PSYCHIATRIST WHO CREATED GRIEF-THERAPY PROGRAM, DIES AT 88BART BARNESNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
M. Roland, on the other hand, looked with placid and paternal admiration upon the brilliant girl.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Mr. Hammertons face was worth another check; 99 he looked down at her from his high stool in a grave, paternal fashion.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Nevertheless, she brought up her children to the highest respect for paternal authority, however imaginary it was for them.
JUANAHONORE DE BALZAC
Excusez, Monsieur, ce long barbouillage dont j'ai pris la libert de vous importuner, ou pardonnez tout l'amour paternal.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO PATERNAL

  • affiliated
  • born with
  • congenital
  • consanguine
  • consanguineous
  • familial
  • genealogical
  • in the family
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • inherited
  • innate
  • lineal
  • maternal
  • old
  • past
  • paternal
  • running in the family
  • totemic
  • tribal
  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fatherly
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • maternal
  • matriarchal
  • motherly
  • paternal
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
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