maternal instinct


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maternal instinct

The drive by a mother to love and protect her young, which may be hard-wired in the brain based on functional MRI data in a small-series study in Tokyo. While it is popularly asserted that humans have a maternal instinct, its existence has been questioned, as it has proven difficult to study objectively.
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There was in Norah a maternal instinct which received satisfaction in her love for Philip; she wanted someone to pet, and scold, and make a fuss of; she had a domestic temperament and found pleasure in looking after his health and his linen.
Like du Bousquier, like the Chevalier de Valois, she had a policy of her own; she was on the watch for circumstances, awaiting the propitious moment for a move with the shrewdness of maternal instinct.
Her maternal instinct told her that Natasha had too much of something, and that because of this she would not be happy.
cried Elizabeth, every maternal instinct in her aroused.
The two older girls were a great deal to one another, but each took one of the younger sisters into her keeping and watched over her in her own way, `playing mother' they called it, and put their sisters in the places of discarded dolls with the maternal instinct of litte women.
And besides there is hardly a woman in the world, no matter how hard, depraved or frantic, in whom something of the maternal instinct does not survive, unconsumed like a salamander, in the fires of the most abandoned passion.
There was nothing in her now but the maternal instinct and that unaccountable fear.
Sharon has that same maternal instinct and she's an incredibly ballsy lady.
But a doctor told us it was only the flu and I had to trust my maternal instinct and phone for another doctor.
The maternal instinct bur ns just as strongl yin the hearts of lesbians and single women as it does in women who are in a heterosexual relationship.
The power of babies when they meet maternal instinct is just extraordinary.
Since then, rafts of research show that men have as strong a paternal instinct as the maternal instinct of women.

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