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Synonyms for fatherlike

like a father

Synonyms for fatherlike

like or befitting a father or fatherhood


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In contrast, German missionaries prided themselves on their closeness to the people, often described as paternalism, or fatherlike relationship between the missionary and the people.
Approached by a reporter after a practice about Tuitele's absence on that August day of 2003, Bellotti sounded more fatherlike than coach.
It was a benevolent smile - a fatherlike smile,'' Pompedda said.
Recalling the early time when in fancied childhood omnipotence he felt himself to be the wind's "comrade" and its equal in speed, then the alienation and punishment that left the "tameless" and "swift" boy bloody and struggling, striving with the fatherlike wind-spirit in sore need," the reconciled poet finally asks no greater bliss than to be the forest-lyre and trumpet of the Spirit's melody and prophecy, the spokesman of that greater vision with which he now identifies in vigor and prospective joy (11.