I guess it was the motherly way it was put to me, because I said I would.
Maybe they didn't have a positive role model to look up to while growing up or they don't feel motherly.
She felt no motherly bond to the kid huddled beside her in a thick coat despite how adorable he was.
In nearly all George Sand's loves there was a strong strain of motherly feeling.
She is very fond of children younger than herself, and a baby invariably calls forth all the motherly instincts of her nature.
She had grown stouter and broader, so that it was difficult to recognize in this robust, motherly woman the slim, lively Natasha of former days.
Yet the nation patiently endured the mild yoke of the great queen, because it felt and knew that its welfare was safe in her motherly hands.
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