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
A scoop of intimacy, a dollop of motherly care, a sprinkle of intellectual stimulation.
Bar tips, dining room tips, and motherly counseling from Miz Helen, the septuagenarian dining manager, augmented the $1.25/hour base.
Mambrino dismissed the claims of motherly intervention.
But Tizon is less clear about how affection, motherly love, and even attempts to set people free can strengthen the bonds of bondage.
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.
The flowers symbolized the truth, purity and charity of motherly love, Jarvis wrote.
Watching Octavian’s distress, Ms. Fleming’s Marschallin melted and, summoning motherly comfort, stroked her disconsolate lover’s head.
Chastain’s Antonina is ethereal, motherly and tenacious.
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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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