Usage examples for parental

  1. She was often amused with the gravity with which she, as the father of herself, with parental prudence discussed her own interests. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. I may not even answer for it that Maisie was not aware of how, in this, Mrs. Beale failed to share his all but insurmountable distaste for their allowing their little charge to breathe the air of their gross irregularity- his contention, in a word, that they should either cease to be irregular or cease to be parental. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  3. I am not denying your wish as a proof of my parental authority. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  4. There are among us many who tell us that no pure- minded girl should think of finding a lover,- should only deal with him, when he comes, as truth, and circumstances, and parental control may suggest to her. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  5. It is a wonderful and beautiful thing- the depth and strength of this feeling of parental love, especially the mother's. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  6. " He has no dignity- no perception," was his parental decision. – "Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. Another form of parental prejudice is a father's desire to have his son become a success in the vocation which he himself longed to enter, but could not. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  8. Even when, in time, children came to them, though they loved the little ones with more than usual parental affection, yet they loved them less than they loved each other. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. The parental relation is the centre of human society. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. No such interpretation could have been put on the intimacy between him and Mavis at home, for there companionship, coquetry, sentiment, devotion even, were possible without serious parental concern. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  11. The hopelessness of it all was in simple proportion to the strength and depth of the love and parental affection of the man's heart. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. Not the least of these is the neglect of parental instruction, which it is attempted to supply by sending the children at an improper age to school; the girls where they had better never go, and the boys where they get but little good, and perhaps are all the worse for mending. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  13. Although the impressions of the baronet were not as vivid, or as deep as those of his sister, his parental love was too great not to make him extremely uneasy under the intelligence and after thanking her for her attention to his children's welfare, he kissed her, and withdrew. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. Of all the boys eagerly offered to the Church by their parents there seemed none sufficiently pure and free from parental taint. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  15. Abraham does not seem to have had much parental affection; his first- born son he turned out into the desert with a small amount of food and water, and he prepared to cut the throat of his second son without the slightest hesitation. – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  16. The day will come when the youth must quit the parental roof, and perhaps entirely bid adieu to the influences of home. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  17. Parental opposition was not everything. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  18. Behold him now in the parental state, when surrounded by helpless children craving his support and looking to him for bread. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  19. It is evident that parental authority is a divine trust which must be exercised over childhood and youth. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  20. Apparently, we were entering upon a study of parental affection. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker