FILIAL in a Sentence

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Valentine could not help casting one glance towards the young man, whose filial enthusiasm it was delightful to behold.

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 Meanings and Examples of FILIAL
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filial
 a.  having or assuming relationship of child or offspring to parent
Classic Sentence:
1  When I mingled with other families I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the development of filial love.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
2  His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
3  While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 2
4  Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIII
5  The Colonel reproached his daughter for her lack of filial kindness and respect, her want of sisterly affection and womanly consideration.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIV
6  Urged by the different motives of filial affection, friendship and gratitude, Heyward and his companions rushed with one accord to the place, encircling the little canopy of dust which hung above the warriors.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
7  The young man, standing up before her, gazed upon her with that filial affection which is so tender and endearing with children whose mothers are still young and handsome.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
8  Valentine could not help casting one glance towards the young man, whose filial enthusiasm it was delightful to behold.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
9  Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  He had known neither the pleasure of companionship with others nor the vigour of rude male health nor filial piety.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
11  He caused the words Maison de ma Mere to be inscribed on the charitable institutions, thereby combining tender filial affection with the majestic benevolence of a monarch.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
12  And then, she loved her father, that is to say, Jean Valjean, with all her soul, with an innocent filial passion which made the goodman a beloved and charming companion to her.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
Example Sentence:
1  Many children forget their filial obligations and disregard the wishes of their parents.
2  The last thing to be neglected is to observe the filial piety.