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
Mambrino dismissed the claims of motherly intervention.
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First Known Use of motherly
before 12th century
MOTHERLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of motherly for English Language Learners
: of a mother : resembling a mother : showing the affection or concern of a mother
MOTHERLY Defined for Kids
Definition of motherly for Students
1 : of or characteristic of a mother motherly affection
2 : like a mother a motherly nurse
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