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like a father

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characteristic of a father

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relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

related on the father's side

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cried one of his companions, "don't try to make us believe you obtained that baldric by paternal generosity.
Me loves Parpar," said the artful one, preparing to climb the paternal knee and revel in forbidden joys.
The children throve under the paternal rule, for accurate, stedfast John brought order and obedience into Babydom, while Meg recovered her spirits and composed her nerves by plenty of wholesome exercise, a little pleasure, and much confidential conversation with her sensible husband.
His paternal affection, it is true, had for an instant gained the victory over pride and patriotism; but both had returned in full force, and under their joint operation, he was now bent upon making a determined effort for the union of Athelstane and Rowena, together with expediting those other measures which seemed necessary to forward the restoration of Saxon independence.
This was one of his parts in the popular comedy he was performing, -- a make-up he had adopted and which suited him about as well as the masks worn on the classic stage by paternal actors, who seen from one side, were the image of geniality, and from the other showed lips drawn down in chronic ill-temper.
Then," said Danglars, pale with anger, which was not at all due to offended paternal love, -- "then, mademoiselle, you persist in your determination to accelerate my ruin?
He was lazy, peevish, and a bon-vivant; the appearance of a lady frightened him beyond measure; hence it was but seldom that he joined the paternal circle in Russell Square, where there was plenty of gaiety, and where the jokes of his good-natured old father frightened his amour- propre.
The paternal laugh was echoed by Joseph, who thought the joke capital.
The study, conducted last year in four secondary schools in Kiambu, adds to existing evidence that paternal care protects against depression and plays a significant role in the mental well-being of adolescents.
He condoled the death of Rana Muhammad Nisar Khan, father of members of National Assembly Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan and Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, paternal uncle of speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan and paternal grandfather of Rana Sikandar Hayat Khan, chairman of the District Council of Kasur.
Testosterone induces paternal behavior in sexually inexperienced males of Neotomodon alstoni (Rodentia: Muridae)
Greek and Turkish Cypriots have more in common than meets the eye, as according to a new DNA study most of them come from a single paternal gene pool of local origin and have very close genetic affinity.
These findings may offer insights into how paternal age influences childrens risk of autism and schizophrenia, which was shown in earlier studies.
Background: The consanguineous relation between parents could be either maternal or paternal.
Lingering paternal mitochondrial DNA might hurt developing embryos, the researchers say.