Usage examples for familial

  1. As a consequence, they transmit chemically, with no figure of speech involved, the peculiar familial, racial and national characters from progenitors to offspring. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. But it was simply one of many, struggling for survival, that I'd seen growing here and there throughout the area: a species that seemed to bear a familial kinship to those that sprinkled the plain. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  3. Yet the words had scarce died on her ears before she was oblivious of all save that it was a familial home figure who stood at the bottom of the stairs, one of the faces she trusted most in all the world which beamed out upon her, the hands which she knew would guard her through everything were stretched out to her, the lips with veritable love in them kissed the cheeks she did not withhold. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. Again it struck me that they bore a familial kinship to a variety that occurred on the plain. – Attrition by Jim Wannamaker
  5. She followed the familial streets mechanically, her brain tortured with but one burning thought- Constance was a thief. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  6. The familial instinct, more or less developed, may be traced far back in the scale of life; and as it gains in strength it extends from the family into a wider social love, which in some species results in the forming of societies grouped together for mutual protection and co- operation in communal activities. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  7. He was enjoying the familial warmth. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  8. Just consider the given human uniqueness of each participant in the nursing situation whose familial potential goes back to an origin of thinking being or consciousness, and forward to his anticipation of the future, his eternity. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  9. Ally had taken her to see four different specialists and they all had concluded that Nina Hampton suffered from what was known as familial early- onset Alzheimer's. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  10. Feasts and entertainments were made for his reception, so that he bade his friends keep strict watch and take care of him, lest he should end by making good what was said by Curio, who though he were his familial friend, yet disliking the austerity of his temper, asked him one day, if when he left the army, he designed to see Asia, and Cato answering, " Yes, by all means," " You do well," replied Curio, " you will bring back with you a better temper and pleasanter manners;" pretty nearly the very words he used. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  11. Both are constructed chiefly on the lines taken in Buchner's Love, and in the second work the parental and familial feeling as the sole influence at work in the development of the moral feelings has been dealt with at some length. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin