grandmotherly


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grand·moth·er·ly

 (grănd′mŭth′ər-lē, grăn′-)
adj.
1. Characteristic of or befitting a grandmother.
2. Having the qualities of a grandmother.

grandmotherly

(ˈɡrænˌmʌðəlɪ; ˈɡrænd-)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandmother, esp in being protective, indulgent, or solicitous
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Whether my medical friend's admiration of my satirical sketches led him into talking about them in public with too little reserve; or whether the servants at home found private means of watching me in my moments of Art-study, I know not: but that some one betrayed me, and that the discovery of my illicit manufacture of caricatures was actually communicated even to the grandmotherly head and fount of the family honor, is a most certain and lamentable matter of fact.
Such views, including the frequent image of Carter as a grandmotherly teller of literary folk tales, ignore or downplay her "intellectual sharpness, her taste for violent and disturbing imagery, and her exuberant sensuality" (xv).
Cuddly and grandmotherly, always donning a smile, she would be seen walking back to the building with bags of grocery.
Other productions pulled out the contemporary relevance of folk beliefs and legends: one about ghosts, as in the tragicomic 'No Man Lives There' from the Department of Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand; another about babies abducted by wolves in 'Fate, Forsaken by God,' staged by the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture; and still another about a grandmotherly god who wreaks havoc in people's lives in 'Angry Seoul Sam-Sin Grandmother,' a devised piece by students of Hoseo University, South Korea.
Her TV advice, her grandmotherly appearance and the North East accent she never lost, won her a place in the nation's hearts.
On the ship, she befriends 10-year-old Alice, and a grandmotherly protector, Sarah.
In real life she's just as she is on TV, possessing the sort of grandmotherly charm that has the nation feeling nostalgic and giving grans the land over a perfect role model.
Yet somehow a grandmotherly "lady" with barely concealed stubble who says f*** never gets old.
She had a fearsome work ethic and after a lifetime of graft as a miner's wife raising eight children, bingo formed her only form of recreation in her grandmotherly years.
The boy can be with the girl only after he completes "tasks," laid down by the maid's grandmotherly benefactor, to prove his undying love.
I was never fooled by the sweet grandmotherly facade of that tile game, so it came as no surprise to me when a weekly game of mahjong played by four elderly ladies in Altamonte Springs, Florida, was shut down by local police after word got out that the mahjong miscreants, ages 87 to 95, were (gasp