paternally

All Adverb
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  • Then he rested his books on a table, and came and took her head in his hands paternally. Cited from The Woman-Hater, by Charles Reade
  • But we would like to keep our emperor and our excellent ministers, who take care of us so paternally. Cited from Louisa of Prussia and Her Times, by L. Muhlbach #7
  • He took him up, kissed him, and paternally set him down, drum and all. Cited from The Lincoln Story Book, by Henry L. Williams
  • He took Hubert's hand and held it paternally in both his own. Cited from Demos, by George Gissing
  • Hence, he was considered the natural-born and paternally appointed patriot in the family.
  • He is much beloved by his subjects, for he has governed them paternally. Cited from After Waterloo: Reminiscences of European Travel 1815-1819, by Frye
  • He almost wished himself in the decline of life, and free to treat the girl paternally. Cited from The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck, by James Branch Cabell
  • Her shoulders shook convulsively under his hands, which he laid on her paternally. Cited from 'Twixt Land & Sea, by Joseph Conrad
  • In fact marriage between two people whose parents are related paternally up to several generations is expressly prohibited.
  • "The easiest thing in the world out here, my boy!" said the colonel, paternally. Cited from Do and Dare, by Horatio Alger, Jr
  • "And how came we to have you here?" asked the chaplain paternally. Cited from A Room With A View, by E. M. Forster
  • This means that if a male wants to ensure that he will be paternally successful, he should mate with more than one female.
  • "What's the matter, little one?" he asked pettingly and almost paternally. Cited from When God Laughs, and Other Stories, by Jack London
  • G.J., still paternally, but firmly, took her up at once. Cited from The Pretty Lady , by Arnold E. Bennett
  • He gained the then unique reputation of an honest prince, paternally disposed toward his dependents. Cited from Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete, by John Symonds
  • The Colonel rose hastily, came around the table, and kissed her paternally. Cited from The Valley of the Giants, by Peter B. Kyne
  • He put his hand paternally upon my knee, and patted it softly. Cited from In the Valley, by Harold Frederic
  • The individual who wins the competition tends to be paternally successful.
  • Hereafter, my daughter shall have no cause to complain of me, and I will interest myself paternally in her happiness. Cited from Stories of Modern French Novels: Scribners Ed.
  • He returned them, and parted her hair paternally. Cited from The Woman-Hater, by Charles Reade
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Meaning of paternally

  • adverb In a paternal manner
    he behaves very paternally toward his young bride