Examples of fatherly in a Sentence
He took a fatherly interest in the careers of younger writers.
Recent Examples of fatherly from the Web
Everyday fatherly tasks, like playing with Legos or blocks with Esther, annoy him more than charm him, though in the end his love for her is a key part of what fuels the climactic tension.
Detectives also gave Dassey fatherly assurances, the opinion states.
But while some might point to Khaled's exultations as a case of fatherly love (and a healthy dose of bias), there's a lot of truth to the hype around Asahd.
The annual second line follows a roundabout route through the Uptown streets, with several stops for fatherly refreshment along the way.
But that seems to be a bit of fatherly exaggeration.
Arthur Levitt, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, took the stage at a National Press Conference luncheon Tuesday to offer a bit of fatherly advice about online investing.
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First Known Use of fatherly
before 12th century
FATHERLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fatherly for English Language Learners
: of a father : resembling a father : showing the affection or concern of a father
FATHERLY Defined for Kids
Definition of fatherly for Students
: of or like a father He gave me fatherly advice.
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