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 Meanings and Examples of PATERNAL
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paternal
 a.  belonging to or inherited from one's father; related on the father's side
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  Now," continued Faria, addressing Dantes with an almost paternal expression, "now, my dear fellow, you know as much as I do myself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
2  This was the first time Morrel had ever so spoken, but he said it in a tone of paternal kindness, and Julie did not dare to disobey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
3  I will leave the paternal home, I will give up all.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
4  But the Count of Monte Cristo surrounds me with every paternal care, and I am ignorant of nothing which passes in the world.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
5  She was fearful of exciting any remark, and believed firmly in her daughter's innocence and fidelity to the paternal roof.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 99. The Law.
6  "Good-by, for the present," replied the count, walking upon tiptoe towards the library door, and smiling with an expression so sad and paternal that the young girl's heart was filled with gratitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 100. The Apparition.
7  Gillenormand, on the paternal side, who led a garrison life, outside the family and far from the domestic hearth.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—SOME PETTICOAT
8  Jean Valjean's manners were more tender and more paternal than ever.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
9  There was now something so kind, so gentle, so openhearted, and so paternal in this brusqueness, that Marius, in the sudden transition from discouragement to hope, was stunned and intoxicated by it, as it were.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
10  On leaving the paternal chamber, the young man found his mother, who was waiting for him with the famous recipe of which the counsels we have just repeated would necessitate frequent employment.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
11  de Treville, the third personage in the kingdom, in the paternal estimation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
12  de Treville, touched more than ever by his paternal solicitude for his Musketeers.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 23 THE RENDEZVOUS
13  One paternal kind precaution he had taken to ensure my having a companion.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
14  There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked--and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
15  Tom's voice groped unsuccessfully for the paternal note.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence:
1  Families can become guardians to a child, as long as the child's true paternity is maintained.
2  They have had a significant change in policy on paternity leave.