grandmother

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Synonyms for grandmother

Synonyms for grandmother

the mother of your father or mother

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Companies that combine these two approaches will have nothing to fear from a vindictive grandmotherly employee or from business-driven reductions in force.
Mabley would come off stage, take off her comical, grandmotherly costume, change into tailored slacks and a man's shirt and shoes, put her teeth back in (she wore dentures), and slick back her hair.
A small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand in a trial--a grandmotherly, elderly woman.
Each photo (shown here) depicts a grandmotherly looking woman, head covered by a babushka, holding up pictures of Lenin and Stalin, or a Soviet WWII-era propaganda poster.
Throughout the concert, it was hard to tell whether the middleaged men sat around me were rocking to and fro in their seats in appreciation of the music or in fear of daring make a bid for the toilets, lest they incur her grandmotherly scorn at turning their back on her.
At The New Yorker, she played an integral part in the magazine's transformation From a decoration atop grandmotherly coffee tables to the modern magazine of record for the East Coast's left-wing elite.
For two and a half hours, until nearly midnight, the grandmotherly London native smiles, signs books and poses for photos.
People misjudge her as a matronly older black woman in the Texas Legislature, maybe the grandmotherly type," said former Democratic state Rep.
Sharing tea and cookies, knitting hats for babies, praying for missionaries involved in frontline gospel work--these are grandmotherly things.
Helen Branson was a grandmotherly figure, who was concerned about the way in which homosexuals were treated, and she wanted them to have a clean and safe place to meet.
Clinton's grandmotherly message came across on ABC's 'Good Morning America' as the nation's chief diplomat expounded on her mission to solve world problems, reports The New York Daily News.
There were groups of varying sizes: honeymooning couples, small families, extended families of 15-20 people with toddlers and grandmotherly matriarchs, elderly couples from an apartment complex.
The workday is often interrupted by the grandmotherly next-door neighbor, who lumbers over uninvited (but always welcome) to deliver yet another bushel of peppers and lecture our hosts in Bulgarian on the proper way to plant, harvest or eat a certain crop.
My wife is quite grandmotherly to her, but my problem is that I've fallen in love with this girl.
WHEN I was at secondary school about a trillion years ago we had a fearsome and quite grandmotherly domestic science teacher who took it upon herself to be our moral guardian.