fatherly

All Adjective Adverb
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  • He wrote the young man almost fatherly letters, and often invited him to his house. Cited from From Jest to Earnest, by E. P. Roe
  • A sense of almost fatherly protection had developed in myself towards him. Cited from The Dark Forest, by Hugh Walpole
  • I shall never forget the kind fatherly way in which he presented it. Cited from James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography
  • Let me give him a last word or two of fatherly advice. Cited from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler, Samuel Butler #14
  • He was quite fatherly to me and took a great deal of trouble in teaching me my work. Cited from Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland, by Tatlow
  • For a little while I was almost happy in the company of my fatherly old friend. Cited from The Law and the Lady, by Wilkie Collins
  • He took several young men under his care and treated them with a fatherly kindness.
  • When you send him this money, forward at the same time a letter of fatherly advice. Cited from The Count's Millions, by Emile Gaboriau
  • In all my long experience of my fatherly old friend I had never seen him really angry yet. Cited from The Law and the Lady, by Wilkie Collins
  • After playing music of other composers, he began writing and playing his own music with fatherly care.
  • He put his arm about my shoulders in a fatherly way. Cited from In The Bishop's Carriage, by Mirriam Michelson
  • He had expected at least some word of his grief, some fatherly pressure of the hand. Cited from Hetty Wesley, by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The simple little motion, all fatherly, brought the tears to her eyes. Cited from Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby, by Kathleen Norris
  • I told him so in a fatherly kind of way. Cited from Man With Two Left Feet, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • "What are you doing, my little men?" he asked, with fatherly interest. Cited from More Toasts, by Various
  • It was a fatherly picture but it did seem out of character.
  • As the girl asked her question, the old man's air of fatherly concern became more marked. Cited from Helbeck of Bannisdale, Vol. II, Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He had no true fatherly relation with any of his children. Cited from Elizabeth's Campaign, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She gave him one quick look, trembling so that he offered her his arm with a fatherly air. Cited from Initials Only, by Anna Katharine Green
  • On our way home Horace gave me fatherly advice about using my farm. Cited from Adventures In Contentment, by David Grayson
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