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Origin of filial
OTHER WORDS FROM filialfil·i·al·ly, adverbfil·i·al·ness, nounnon·fil·i·al, adjective
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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-19|Emily Langer|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
She explained that “filial laws” are a vestige of English rule.Are You Legally Responsible for Your Elderly Parents?|Keli Goff|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a candid psychological exploration of a highly charged filial relationship, The Wolf and the Watchman fascinates.
Apparently Romney has placed his filial devotion in the same blind trust in which he has stored his dignity.Paul Begala: The Strangely Silent Jan. 23 Debate in Tampa|Paul Begala|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The Chinese consul paternally tells his countrymen what they are to do, and they do it with filial submission.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Tatsu has been without kindred,—he knows not yet the sacred duties of filial love.The Dragon Painter|Mary 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' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico