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a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother

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The jury heard earlier that Walsh, who dated a string of older women, had been more likely to form romantic attachments to older women because he was looking for an alternative mother figure.
The absence of or lack of care from a mother figure also has a lingering effect on the lives of children and adults, as portrayed through literary characters.
The mother-child figure is something of a hybrid of the motherless and mother figures and is dependent upon both for its meaning.
Asked about the emphasis upon the feminine and great mother figures in her work, Jingalu replied, "I believe each person will receive different meanings from the paintings, and that meaning is right for them.
Brown and his subjects describe the complex and lasting impact mothers and mother figures have on their sons, and how these relationships have influenced their lives and attitudes.
Third, the most direct link Willis can trace between James, one of his mother figures, and the witches he prosecuted involves a labored series of postulated connections.
COM, OCRF, and campaign spokesperson Castillo are inviting companies to welcome employees' moms or mother figures (grandmothers, aunts, wives) into the workplace, offering a unique way to say "I couldn't have done it without you," while also raising awareness of a disease that affects thousands of women each year as well as endless numbers of family and friends.
The day to honour motherhood is celebrated on second Sunday of May and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, expressing gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child.
I had two in my bedroom before I went to sleep on Tuesday but because my mum taught me to sing "Ladybird, ladybird fly away home, your house is on fire, your children all gone" I've always considered them rather tragic, caring, mother figures, so I left these two beasts alone.
Doyle divides her five authors into three categories based on their novels' "narrative tendencies": "late Romantic" (Toomer and Joyce), in which the novels mock the ideal of "pure" maternity by foregrounding racially and sexually transgressive mother figures and allowing their alienated voices to be heard; "interruptive" (Ellison), in which the narrator attempts repeatedly to excise the mother figure and, in doing so, to disembody himself, producing a gap-ridden narrative structure; and "intercorporeal" (Woolf and Morrison), in which the narration begins with the mother's body but then moves outward through the objects of the material world inhabited by the mother and other characters to construct a non-mother-centered embodiment.
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2003 Who: Businesses nationwide Where: Your office Why: To raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research, while saying thanks to employees' moms and mother figures for their love and support.
But this Cinderella, in the style of opera buffa and with men stepping in for the bad and good mother figures, does not pull heartstrings so much as tickle funny bones, an approach with which Bartoli is entirely at home.
After successfully getting rid of mother figures, the text never does manage to get rid of desire for the mother.
The day to honour motherhood is celebrated on second Sunday and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, expressing gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child.
One in a long line of larger-than-life central mother figures in Naylor's canon, Eve is the first customer to arrive at Bailey's.