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.
His grandmotherly hand was warmly tucked-in the set sun of civilization, and in the twilight he prepares Man's evening meal of milk-and-morality and turns down the covers of the universal grave.
The woman with a grandmotherly smile understood the pulse of the people.
The veteran actress, who won an Emmy last year for playing the wicked Aunt Lydia in "The Handmaid's Tale," went from being sweet and grandmotherly to being believably possessed by a devilish spirit over the course of "Hereditary." While Joan wasn't technically the horror flick's main villain, we certainly wouldn't drink tea at her home anytime soon.
Now that her children have their own families, Roco said she's been freed of her motherly duties, 'although now I have grandmotherly duties.'
The novel brings this grandmotherly figure into her life, but all Alice can offer is temporary relief.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBMaya Angelou, for her wisdom and sharp wit, socio-political consciousness and that grandmotherly voice that captivates in storytelling.
Every single day was interesting, rewarding, and sometimes just plain fun." She brought a grandmotherly style to Washington, often appearing in fake pearl chokers and displaying no vanity about her white hair and wrinkles.
And no, there isn't anything grandmotherly about it.
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).
Moved by the suffering endured by these grandmotherly women when they were young, these two high school students set out to finance a statue honoring those euphemistically called "comfort women."