mother figure


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mother figure

n.
An older woman, often one in a position of power or influence, who elicits the emotions usually reserved for a mother.
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Noun1.mother figure - a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mothermother figure - a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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Super Mommy," a new Mandarin musical, tells the story of a three-generation family struggling to care for a grandfather diagnosed with dementia and the neglect of the young son who grows attached to the domestic helper as his mother figure.
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This led him on a lifelong quest for love and for a mother figure.
However, a mother figure emerges, forcing him to shape up and giving hope to his future.
According to the study, if a relationship is maintained with only one mother figure "then there is an imbalance in the family, perhaps with disappointment or even resentment by the non-connected partner".
Claude develops a fascination for the mother of his "friend" largely, I suspect, because a mother figure is absent in his own life.
She says: First things first, these are not children any more, they are young adults so it is not like you are expected to become a step mother figure to them.