paternal

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  • David was the only person in his paternal family who did not speak Spanish.
  • He lived with his paternal aunt and her husband, and began singing in church.
  • However, despite this hypothesis, a similar paternal age effect has also been observed.
  • Often, paternal parents feel as though the other man or woman is going to ultimately replace them.
  • She was the wife of her own paternal half-brother Alexander II.
  • He was named after his paternal uncle who had been killed in the First World War.
  • He settled in the paternal home, where he dealt with his parents' estate.
  • A paternal bond refers to the relationship between a father and his child.
  • This was done in order to continue to receive financial support from his paternal grandmother.
  • She has paternal half-siblings with whom she has limited contact.
  • The family name is the given name of the paternal grand father with added suffix.
  • David was four years old when his mother passed away and his father sent the children to live with their paternal grandparents.
  • The two were born twenty days apart, died in the same year, and had the same paternal great-grandfather.
  • It is carried by every member of the paternal family.
  • He lost his mother when he was very young and was raised by his paternal grandmother, to whom he was very close.
  • Jackson was named after both his paternal great-grandfather and great-great grandfather, who were also called Prince.
  • Children add the given names of their father and paternal grandfather consecutively to their own given name.
  • Only the paternal surname of both father and mother are passed on.
  • It is important that the significant other let the paternal parent know what their intentions are.
  • Even after a student started a career, Auer would watch with a paternal eye.
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Meaning of paternal

  • adjective Belonging to or inherited from one's father
    spent his childhood on the paternal farm, paternal traits
  • adjective Characteristic of a father