fatherly fatherly  /ˈfɑ ðər li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective

Usage(s):

  1. When no signs of fatherly concern emerged, the police concocted another scheme.
  2. Over it all, Hugh Cullen keeps a fatherly eye.
  3. He's fatherly to his men yet skeptical of his superiors; he's decent yet cynical; he's methodical in battle, yet he takes each civilian casualty to heart.

News

  1. Eight places to take Dad to eat this Father's Day

    If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, why waste time picking out a tie? Share good memories over good food instead. If you're not sure where to go, we've got a few central Iowa suggestions for Sunday based on fatherly flavor profiles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Some fatherly advice on raising five daughters

    KSL art director Tim Johnson expected a slew of boys when he got married 20 years ago. Instead, he and his wife had five girls. As part of a month-long video series in honor of Father's Day, Johnson offers some fatherly advice on living in a house full of estrogen.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  3. Warner Bros. Gives Up 'Friday The 13th' and 'South Park' Rights For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

    Those who have been slavishly following any and all news bits concerning Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar —the story of a group of astronauts dealing with theoretical physics, time travel, and, because this is a Nolan movie, we’re gonna go ahead and assume that the unreliable protagonist’s love interest dies at some point and Michael Caine will show up to give fatherly advice—will have ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: ScreenCrave

Quotes

  1. "That's the one point that needs to be made: this was a man off the football field," said quarterback Jake Delhomme, one of several veterans to attend the news conference. "I'm not talking in a masculine type of way. I'm talking in a fatherly...
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Jake Delhomme Source: USA Today

  2. When asked about Bolt on Sunday, Rogge said, "I take it with a big smile. I gave Usain Bolt what I believed to be fatherly advice. I don't want to enter into a further polemic. I stand by what I said......He is a young man of 22. He has time to...
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. "Get a lot of sleep and take your vitamins -- kind of fatherly tips and not so much Academy Award-winning director tips," Alison Eastwood told reporters, laughingly, at a news conference promoting her directorial debut "Rails & Ties."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Alison Eastwood Source: Reuters Canada

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