(in Confucianism) the important virtue and primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one's parents and elderly family members.
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How to use filial piety in a sentence
Soon, however, his noble features brightened with a fervent look of blended filial piety and exultation.Tales from "Blackwood" | Various
There was something sublime, as well as much that was supremely touching, in this act of filial piety.The Pathfinder | James Fenimore Cooper
No wonder that such filial piety as his was rewarded with dominion, wealth, and fame.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
Shun displayed his filial piety on a huge scale, and brought great honour to his parents and to himself.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
It was made yet more touchingly memorable at that time, as you may have heard, by an instance of filial piety.Eugene Aram, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton