The child of a single mother, Hoffman says the man “became the fatherly figure in my life.”
A Friend of the Familyby Lauren Grodstein A gripping, elegant account of fatherly love and suburban sanctity gone awry.
Even in confrontational moments, he was never contemptuous, taking on instead a tone of fatherly rebuke.
Did you ever get all fatherly and give Michael Fassbender or any of her other boyfriends a hard time?
How funny the grave, fat judge looked as he delivered that fatherly lecture and imposed that fine!
Still they have a fatherly care of the young, and are deeply impressed by sentiments of religion.
I was then but a lad—being only seventeen years of age—and stood in need of fatherly and motherly care and comfort.
My feelings for her were not at all of a fatherly character.
King's speech had taken on such a fatherly tone of late that Ellen was not surprised to hear him thus allude to his senior.
The boy had no wish to be excused––had no liking for fatherly indulgence.