He took paternal pride in the achievements of his pupils, and delighted to see, through them, his influence spreading in every university.
His touching love for his worthless son is one of the most beautiful descriptions of paternal affection.
If you think I'm getting paternal about it, just tell me and I'll back off.
The king of Alban was a Scot in the paternal line.
On the paternal side he was descended from Oliver Cromwell, whose honest, sturdy independence of character he seemed to have inherited.
If the husband dies intestate, leaving no descendants and no paternal or maternal kindred, the whole of his estate goes to his widow absolutely.
Was she encouraging Alex to assume a paternal role, or was she merely old-fashioned enough to think that men and women had specific roles?
The fundamental position of the work is that all legislative as well as all paternal power is derived from God, and that the authority of every law resolves itself into His.
A paternal administration, chosen from among yourselves, will form your municipality or city government.
But in return the government, with a paternal care for its people, makes absolutely certain that the tea reaches their hands as pure and unadulterated as when it first entered the country.
There was nothing maternal about her feelings for Alex – nor anything paternal about his actions toward her when they were alone.
At the same time his paternal despotism tended to emasculate the Tuscan character.
And he suddenly smiled, in an unexpected and tenderly paternal way.
Was there any place far enough away to escape the tentacles of paternal love?
His eldest brother being a prodigal he succeeded to the paternal estate, but threw the will into the fire on his brother's promising to reform.