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characteristic of a mother

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relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

related on the mother's side

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Soledad discovers that reclaiming the maternal bond and curing her mother's madness entails learning such a tragic part of her mother's life.
Appearing to reject the maternal bond, she leaves her children available for sale to Mr.
The fantasized ideal in Lawrence's fiction becomes a nurturing maternal bond between males, and a relation with the female in which spiritual merger is avoided.
Kashiwagi argues that Lucien fails because he is unable to break the maternal bond with the provinces, whereas Rastignac succeeds because he resolves to conquer the woman that is curled up along the bank of the Seine.
It also presents a sophisticated analysis of the tropes of Indian femininity using the theoretical lens of Indian psychoanalysis to explain the pre-figuring of the mother figure in cultural and national narratives as well as the grounding of masculinity in the maternal bond.
A widowed mother was a legally disempowered mother; the claims of a special maternal bond, the idea upon which the eighteenth-century's new ideologies of woman and family rest, did not stand up in a court of law.
Throughout the text Hoffer makes broad and unsupported statements, such as: "for girls the maternal bond is more important than the paternal bond" (p.
cast drD Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis vie for our wandering attention in four loosely intertwined narratives, which contemplate the enduring power of the maternal bond from different perspectives.
Dr Amanda Jones helps a woman who feels love for only one of her twins to develop the maternal bond with both children.
The camera mechanically frees objects "from their destiny," Bazin writes, and in Doppelt's work this liberation from the natural course of things becomes an opportunity to free herself, by fixating its command photographically, from the maternal bond.
What they have found is that there is no stronger maternal bond than the one formed by a mother and daughter working in the same profession - whether it's facing a restaurant filled with hungry people or a classroom full of antsy kids.
Interest in sending out cards to Mom is strongest among those under age 40, but fully one-fourth of Americans over 50 still send a card to their mother, a testament to the strong maternal bond as well as the great longevity of many mothers' lives.
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