His paternal grandfather and his father both served in the Air Force.
And “Visiting”—about a father-son road trip to Narragansett, R.I.—is a prickly minuet of paternal longing.
His paternal grandmother, an aristocrat, fled Russia at the time of the revolution.
It is least accepted when it is cold, challenging, and hierarchical: in other words, paternal - or in other other words, military.
The older brother, Henry McCollum, had come to embrace the real killer as a paternal figure.
"A true Christian only feels offenses to pardon them," he remarked, in his priestly and paternal character.
paternal grossness was attenuated by the maternal influence.
Mr Ware, whom my father had not seen since the death of the good old gentleman, came down now to revisit his paternal seat.
Her father sprang to meet her with an unusual display of paternal tenderness.
Who were her paternal grandparents, and what did they write?
paternal pa·ter·nal (pə-tûr'nəl)
Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood.
Received or inherited from a father.
Related through one's father.