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The quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.  Synonyms: maternal quality, maternalism, maternity.

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"Motherliness" Quotes from Famous Books

... into the fold that day, and I was Mrs. Prentiss' warm friend forevermore. Her whole beautiful character had revealed itself to me in that little interview,—the quick perception, the wholly frank, unconventional manner, the sweet motherliness, the cordial interest in even a stranger, the fervent piety which could not bear delay in duty, and even the quaint, original, forcible thought and way of expressing it, "There'll be more of us here to pray for ...
— The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss • George L. Prentiss

... flash her mood changed, and she drew his head down until she could just touch his forehead with her lips. It was a sweet bit of motherliness—no more—and Crittenden understood and ...
— Crittenden - A Kentucky Story of Love and War • John Fox, Jr.

Words linked to "Motherliness" :   parental quality, maternal, motherly, maternity

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