from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a filial manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a filial manner.

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  • adverb In a filial manner.


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  • Self-creating honorary Americans and filially pious traditionalists look past one another while sitting in the same room.

    Lost in a World Without Roots

  • After all, Mary is our Blessed Mother and this action is a way of filially honoring her as both our mother and our queen.

    Archive 2008-05-18

  • His mother had two long conversations with Mills on his passage through Paris and had heard of me (I knew how that thick man could speak of people, he interjected ambiguously) and his mother, with an insatiable curiosity for anything that was rare (filially humorous accent here and a softer flash of teeth), was very anxious to have me presented to her (courteous intonation, but no teeth).

    The Arrow of Gold

  • I was frequently obliged to share my meals with him, as his mother — though most filially and reverentially entreated — would not supply him with breakfast two hours after the proper time, or with a dinner served up forty minutes before the rest of the household.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • After a time, Chen Shou was recommended as filially pious and incorrupt16 by a powerful admirer, the influential official and literatus

    Empresses and Consorts

  • Excitement warmed him; now they were filially doing something.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • Page have implied that the new ruler would not filially continue the policies of his predecessor.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Well, so the good priest has proposed for my Marie, and the dear little soul has accepted him as the nun accepts the veil; for she only loves him filially and religiously.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • Thus he was always devotedly, filially, lovingly attached to the

    The Ontario High School Reader

  • The prime of life was his; but his best years were behind and not before him as at the age of fifty-five he filially and devotedly filled his own place, the loved and loving son of his Imperial father, whose trusted representative he was on all courtly occasions, the model husband and father, the accomplished and interested patron of art and letters, the polished gentleman, the benevolent and devout

    In and Around Berlin


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