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paternity
 n.  relation of a father to his child
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  The old man talked but little, and, at times, he fixed on her eyes overflowing with an ineffable paternity.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE SOBRIQUET: MODE OF FORMATION OF FAMILY NAME...
2  But his whole nature revolted; his aged paternity would not consent to this.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
3  He who was there aspired to happiness; life smelled good; all nature exhaled candor, help, assistance, paternity, caress, dawn.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
4  Heathcliff smiled again, as if it were rather too bold a jest to attribute the paternity of that bear to him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
5  I could not acknowledge the paternity to the world, but I gave him the best of educations, and since he came to manhood I have kept him near my person.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
6  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
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
7  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
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
8  I will leave the paternal home, I will give up all.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
9  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
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
10  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
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
11  "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
Get Context   In Chapter 100. The Apparition.
12  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—SOME PETTICOAT
13  Jean Valjean's manners were more tender and more paternal than ever.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
14  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
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
15  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
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
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.