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synonyms for filial

  • familial
  • fraternal
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How to use filial in a sentence

He never saw his father again, their contact limited to letters brimming with intellectual vigor, paternal concern and filial devotion that decades later were published in a best-selling volume in China.
FOU TS’ONG, CHINESE PIANIST WHO BRIDGED EAST AND WEST, DIES AT 86 OF COVID-19EMILY LANGERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The Chinese consul paternally tells his countrymen what they are to do, and they do it with filial submission.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Tatsu has been without kindred,—he knows not yet the sacred duties of filial love.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Let them not speak to us of a filial or respectful fear mingled with love, which men should have for their God.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
I listened to her religious exhortations with a feeling of filial gratitude, and they sunk deep into my heart.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
From the time Schiller left us, he was frequently ill; and we inquired after him with a sort of filial anxiety.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
It is probable that parental and filial affection (piets) made this hardship less rigorous than it now seems to us (32, 33).
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
A last ray of intelligence, the filial instinct perhaps, led this child to die near his mother.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
M. d'Infreville's wealth made filial deference on my part only too easy.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
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