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- adj. Of or relating to the characteristics of a daughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Becoming a daughter; filial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Becoming a daughter; filial; dutiful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. befitting a daughter
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I am acting very daughterly, which is something I do too often for my age.
Yes, there's something of her controlling treatment of Gina maybe that explains the daughterly demurral and of her friendships but not enough of, say, the men in her life and why she swore off them at a certain point.
This daughterly testament shows the tightrope stretched between family and fiction: Because you are a county alderman and because this book concerns a county council, I feel that I owe you a certain explanation and apology. . .
There's no room for anything in London; not even a sound bite of daughterly affection.
She's been dead for six years, and she was a good mother and good person -- no Mommy Dearest she -- but whatever warm, fuzzy, daughterly connection I had to her ended when I was very young.
Her speech was so comforting, so just-folksy, so daughterly and wifely and motherly that it made Nancy Reagan seem like an ambitious hussy with a wandering eye.
But a death is a death all the same, and even after a good, long life well lived (she was 81), there is grieving to be done, and daughterly things that need to be attended to.
Paris Hilton resembles a younger version of Cindy McCain -- there's an almost daughterly resemblance, an enjoined twirl of ruling class DNA.
Yancey never showed any daughterly love when she testified against me.
Florek wanted me back in time to greet her–you know–a proper daughterly welcome, everything nice and respectable.