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Adjective
Of, or pertaining to, one's father
“I can remember when, as a child, my family visited my paternal grandparents in Marshall, N.C.”
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Showing a kindness and care associated with a father
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“A paternal love he had only known for his own children, Justin, Tyler, and Natalie.”
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Of, or denoting, the male or masculine gender or character
Adjective
Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors
Adjective
Providing encouragement or emotional help
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