Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unfilial manner.

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Examples

  • Morris Bishop wrote a measured reply to Bruchési, Bonnault, Vigneras, and others, referring to them as “some Canadian historians who have been treating the Father of Canada most unfilially, giving him, in fact the lie.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • She has, moreover, her intervals of sternness, when she boxes ears; now in case of her father, unfilially, and anon in more righteous conflict with her step-mother's wicked lover.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Her son unfilially doubled, and, Eve having chicane -- a tragedy which her partner evidently seemed to consider could have been avoided by the exercise of ordinary common sense -- Peter and his partner, despite Peter's best efforts, won the game handsomely.

    Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

  • Greece and Rome while thy country was fighting for its life; "and then he added, most unfilially," I notice thou art not staying in Sezchuan, but art here in Shanghai, in the centre of things.

    My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard

  • She did not mention his transformation, and was disingenuous enough to agree with the King that the Prince had behaved most unfilially in departing without permission.

    In Brief Authority

  • Walpole the father made Walpole the son drink too much, that he might not be unfilially sober while his father was unpaternally drunk.

    A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4)

  • Even Châteaubriand most unfilially classes him and

    Among My Books First Series

  • "I don't know whether to speak to Abner," the other proceeded unfilially, "or the great Penny first.

    The Three Black Pennys A Novel

  • "Shucks!" cried Absalom, unfilially; "ye'd aheap better be a-studyin '

    His "Day In Court" 1895

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