- father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,
Origin of fatherly
Examples from the Web for fatherly
The child of a single mother, Hoffman says the man “became the fatherly figure in my life.”Service Members Sue Defense Secretary Over Alleged Military Rapes|Jesse Ellison|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even in confrontational moments, he was never contemptuous, taking on instead a tone of fatherly rebuke.Former Cop Edward Conlon on What He Learned About Profiling|Edward Conlon|April 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Did you ever get all fatherly and give Michael Fassbender or any of her other boyfriends a hard time?
A Friend of the Familyby Lauren Grodstein A gripping, elegant account of fatherly love and suburban sanctity gone awry.
Her reticence and Uncle Piero's fatherly benevolence gave Franco time to place himself beyond the possibility of recall.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
If they read these lines, they will understand the fatherly feeling with which they are written.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton
Of his Fatherly will and good pleasure was it conferred upon us; of pure grace and mercy he gave it.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II|Martin Luther
They say she's goin' to be a woman soon; that this fatherly business is bound to play out.A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen|Hamlin Garland
He smiled down at her in fatherly fashion, his great, sinewy arm pressing hers, and the pressure reassured her.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm