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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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Perhaps the most powerfully resonant section of the novel is near the end, the trip to the Dominican Republic that literally brings Olivia's voice back and subsequently enables her to reconnect the maternal bond with Soledad and even save her from death in the process.
stell coM Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis vie for our wandering attention in four loosely intertwined narratives, which contemplate the enduring power of the maternal bond from different perspectives.
She casts a stylish shadow over every frame and her twisted maternal bond with infant Aurora ("It's so ugly, you could almost feel sorry for it
The 'Machete' star gave birth to Haven Garner - her second child with her husband Cash Warren - six weeks ago and she revealed the maternal bond was there right away.
As a parent herself, she understands how strong the maternal bond can be that could allow mother love to become smother love.
It is crucial that Elian is not forced to be torn away from his cousin with whom he has formed a maternal bond after the death of his mother.
Working with parent-infant therapist Dr Amanda Jones, they learn to unlock psychological clues, buried deep in their past, allowing them to revive the maternal bond.
In a sense, there is a parallel here: Paula Johnson, in her desire to keep the child with whom she shares a maternal bond while building a relationship with her true daughter is showing a purer demonstration of love and concern for the little girls than are Rebecca's "relatives".
It is crucial than Elian is not forced to be torn away from his cousin with whom he has formed a maternal bond after the death of his mother.
Only when the issues within their own lives have been resolved can the ladies begin to repair the relationships with their offspring and create the maternal bond that's missing.
The time has come to give up baby Harry, but her maternal bond is stronger than she ever imagined.

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