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[daw-ter-lee] /ˈdɔ tər li/
pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter.
Origin of daughterly
First recorded in 1525-35; daughter + -ly
Related forms
daughterliness, noun
undaughterly, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • All that you feel for me is respect and gratitude and daughterly affection.

  • "And daughterly affection from you is an adequate return," he said pleasantly.

    Elsie's Winter Trip Martha Finley
  • The letters are charming expressions of paternal and daughterly affection.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
  • Not a very ladylike or daughterly speech, but shockingly true.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber
  • In a daughterly way, she placed the bunch of dwarf-roses in his bosom, and took very careful notice whether it pleased him.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2) Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  • But in answer to this little burst of daughterly love, a strange thing happened.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • It was altogether a friendly and daughterly class of feeling with which she regarded Father Bruno.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt
  • As for the Country Girl, we are far from suggesting a separation between the motherly and the daughterly ideals.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • It was more for her own wicked ends than for daughterly love, Granny herself had said.

    Ditte: Girl Alive! Martin Andersen Nexo
  • Nettie had called him Pop and joked with him and almost flirted with him in a daughterly sort of way.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber

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