The child of a single mother, Hoffman says the man “became the fatherly figure in my life.”
Even in confrontational moments, he was never contemptuous, taking on instead a tone of fatherly rebuke.
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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!
"Miss Sloane, I know she will," he said, a fatherly encouragement in his voice.
I was then but a lad—being only seventeen years of age—and stood in need of fatherly and motherly care and comfort.
In fact, my friend Bain seemed to take more than a fatherly interest in her.
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.
Still they have a fatherly care of the young, and are deeply impressed by sentiments of religion.