grandfatherly


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grand·fa·ther·ly

 (grănd′fä′thər-lē, grăn′-)
adj.
1. Characteristic of or befitting a grandfather.
2. Having the qualities of a grandfather.

grandfatherly

(ˈɡrænˌfɑːðəlɪ; ˈɡrænd-)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandfather, esp in being kindly
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grandfatherly

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Wilson, not a little astonished at this outbreak -- for he was a grandfatherly sort of personage, and usually a vast favourite with children -- essayed, however, to proceed with the examination.
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His grandfatherly scolding of Quayle was more about needed votes than honest emotion.
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My uncle gazes at her consternation with grandfatherly love.
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He was after all, dubbed by pundits, "The Great Communicator" and the "Teflon President." He had this great ability to tell stories in his grandfatherly demeanor, with the raspy cadence of a distinct voice, delivering tales or advancing his cowboy image, as when in West Berlin on June 12, 1987, he said, "Mr.
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