Examples of motherly in a Sentence
She took her motherly duties very seriously.
she showed a sweet motherly tenderness toward the tiny kitten she was taking care of
Recent Examples of motherly from the Web
This 1787 portrait, featuring Marie Antoinette’s children, was an attempt to soften the queen’s image and portray her as a motherly figure at a time when tensions were rising throughout the country, according to some critics.
But during the first stages of childhood, motherly love is more vital.
For the next decade, Jean’s manic rages struck terror in Stephanie’s heart, setting her on a unimaginable journey in search of motherly love.
Anne isn't the only one who offered proof of her mother's motherly warmth.
In the process, Kevin crashes a dirt bike and frets about all his motherly/fatherly duties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Huckabee Sanders made her solo debut as the new White House press secretary on Wednesday, starting a new chapter at the podium with her signature combination of motherly scolding and practiced folksy charm.
Bar tips, dining room tips, and motherly counseling from Miz Helen, the septuagenarian dining manager, augmented the $1.25/hour base.
A scoop of intimacy, a dollop of motherly care, a sprinkle of intellectual stimulation.
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First Known Use of motherly
before 12th century
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