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The most familiar model of the nuclear family still includes paternal roles which are inherently patriarchal, and often misogynist.
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.
He called it Odessa, after the native Ukrainian city of his paternal grandfather.
She had some secret on her mind, which utterly baffled even the Jew's paternal sagacity.
M. Roland, on the other hand, looked with placid and paternal admiration upon the brilliant girl.
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.
To-day a magnificent theatre rises on the site forever consecrated to me by those paternal labours, but—but I can never forget it.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
There I had the ants to attract my attention, which I had fed and looked upon, I may almost say, with paternal care.

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