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Antonyms for filial

parental, paternal, maternal.

Quotes of filial

  1. Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
  2. The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature. – William Bartram
  3. Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents. – Alan Dundes
  4. If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. – Lao Tzu

Usage examples for filial

  1. If some of his acts and words seem wanting in family affection, the Buddha enjoined filial piety as emphatically as Moses or Confucius. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  2. Even his own son, Harry, coming upon his father thus installed, was for a moment struck with a certain filial respect, and for a day or two patronized him. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  3. In his pity and liking for her he had once or twice allowed himself this quasi- filial freedom. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. A filial though a trembling love sprang up in her. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. As husbands obstruct the direct influence of popes on wives, parents on children, and friends on friends, he would nullify the conjugal, parental, filial and social relations. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  6. Oh, I love this filial attachment above everything. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. To her father, she was always sweet and filial but sadly cold compared with what she had always been hitherto. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. In the excess of my filial tenderness, I poured out a glass for papa, and offered it to him with my right hand. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  9. Herbert's mood at once chimed with this unprecedented filial melancholy. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  10. Could Samuel offer that filial affection which should have blessed all these empty years? – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  11. Yet that was scarcely possible, for his face revealed no trace of filial pleasure. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Mrs. Parkes, overcome at this unusual display of filial affection, put her handkerchief to her eyes. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  13. The present arrangements were a graceful, well- nigh filial tribute of affectionate regard for the old man who had served his country both on the battle- field and in the senate, who had watched his Queen's career with the keenest interest, and rejoiced in her success as something with which he had to do. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  14. " There isn't any rough work about it," she answered, in a sort of motherly toleration of his mood, without losing anything of her filial reverence. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. There is nothing to warrant so strong an interest in Genoa, but the filial tie which links the heart of a man to his native place, however he may be separated from it by time or distance, and however little he may be indebted to it for favors. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  16. But this transfer from bondage to liberty, from the legal to the filial relation, does not " make Christ a minister of sin." – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  17. He seemed touched at this token of the sincerity of my entirely filial devotion to him. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  18. He tried to justify his convictions, and yet his father's claims and filial duty prevailed. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  19. Few words he spake, and scarce of filial tone, Strange words, their sense a mystery yet unknown; Then turned with them and left the holy hill, To all their mild commands obedient still. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. Do you wish to reproach me for raising my son with filial reverence and love? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner