Example sentences for: stern-but-loving

How can you use “stern-but-loving” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Many Zairians consider Mobutu to be the stern-but-loving "national father ." Other more superstitious Zairians endow him with a supernatural aura, something he has cultivated through his identification with the leopard, which signifies omnipotence in Bantu iconography.

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