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Usage examples for parental

  1. Apparently, we were entering upon a study of parental affection. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Parental opposition was not everything. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  7. " He has no dignity- no perception," was his parental decision. – "Le Monsieur De La Petite Dame" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. I am not denying your wish as a proof of my parental authority. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
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