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  • adj. of or relating to a grandparent

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, derived from, or befitting a grandparent or grandparents: as, a grandparental inheritance.


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  • Like all grandparental homes it felt semi-familiar to me as a child, a little bit wonderful, cluttered with random exotica.

    My quest to be more Welsh

  • I was happy where we were and I had the perfect job in the perfect place, but my wife was unhappy; bullied by my sibling, squeezed out by grandparental attention for our children.

    A letter to … My parents, siblings, nieces and nephews

  • Her daughter and son-in-law will be seriously occupied and those two little girls will need the structural safeguard of familiar consistent parental presence - in this case, grandparental.

    Mother-in-Law in the White House.

  • These accounts accumulated various cashflows -- bar-mitzvah checks, birthday presents, the occasional grandparental contribution -- until the age of 22, when we received the money and could put it toward whatever we pleased: a downpayment on a studio apartment, a post-graduate degree, a zippy little Mazda.

    David Bledin: The HuffPost Guide To Blowing Your $500 Million Fortune

  • Josh -- My mother's even more bonkers about cats than Gary and I are, if that's possible the household she shares with my sister and brother-in-law has six cats, so our three get quite enough grandparental attention!

    Feline Real Estate

  • A great project, and what a fine use of that grandparental legacy.

    Sarah Cahill's Sweeter Music

  • Visited mad grandparental, usual dren (Topes, briefly overhearing said grandparent saying something about "the Germans" and my deciding this is a good time to not listen and let my brother be the sacrificial lamb this time).

    March 28th, 2005

  • My aging Je-Je-Je-Jewish grandparental “goon squad” stranded somewhere on the Island of Long, or stuttering rappers who are likely packing heat?

    SIZZLER: What Do Je-Je-Je-Jew Mean, Fiddy? | Best Week Ever

  • Here ` s the thing: I still say Virgie has every right to pursue grandparental rights.

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2007

  • Didn't help the grandparental composure to hear that another British flight had been diverted to our local airport for "security concerns..."



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