from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characteristic of or befitting a grandfather.
- adj. Having the qualities of a grandfather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In the manner of a grandfather
- adj. Having the characteristics of a grandfather
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a grandfather in age or manner; kind; benignant; indulgent.
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Gilbertson comes back for another bite investment vehicle as "grandfatherly" -- but don't interpret that as a hint towards retirement.
His writing actually reminds me a little of Lloyd Alexander’s – it sounds archaic (no, grandfatherly is the word) in some ways, while at the same time remaining very readable.
No, "grandfatherly" Thompson and "permanently [tanned] and bleach blond" wife Jeri (descriptions courtesy of The New York Times) have repeatedly thrown their little girl onstage near the end of Thompson's speeches, giving him the opportunity to coo at her each time "Bless your heart, I'll be done in a second."
The fool's gold standard for this form of governance-by-marketing-subterfuge was set by former soap and nuclear missile salesmen Ronald Reagan who was successfully sold as a kind of grandfatherly Marlboro Man.
Do you have some kind of grandfatherly concern-to-fiery filter installed?
Hartnell's era was the most dated and he was often described as "grandfatherly," so I thought his Doc would be the weakest of the lot.
"I have a family, including four grandchildren who deserve more 'grandfatherly' attention,"
McCain came across as a "grandfatherly" which what we need for our country.
"grandfatherly" 71-year-old had not been coming around for about two weeks.
In this grandfatherly letter about my paternal grandfather, whom I never knew, let me end by offering you, as part of your heritage, this saying ascribed to my other grandfather, John Hoyer, whom I knew well, who watched me grow from infancy and who lived in good health until he was over ninety.