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He took paternal pride in the achievements of his pupils, and delighted to see, through them, his influence spreading in every university.
His touching love for his worthless son is one of the most beautiful descriptions of paternal affection.
The king of Alban was a Scot in the paternal line.
If you think I'm getting paternal about it, just tell me and I'll back off.
On the paternal side he was descended from Oliver Cromwell, whose honest, sturdy independence of character he seemed to have inherited.