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filial love

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n filial love the love of a child for a parent
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Usage

In literature:

What would become of filial piety if we asked it for loving and caring for our aged parents?
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
With such a mother, filial love would almost become worship.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
No son could have a stronger filial love for an honoured father than had Dr. Hodgins for his late venerated Chief.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Friendship is made attractive and filial love is strongly inculcated.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
His love for his father was not an ordinary filial affection, it was a hero-worship.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
But there is another natural affection which, though less manifested, was not less felt by Byron; I mean his filial love.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Men universally admire to witness deeds that are prompted by true filial love.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
There, day by day, grows the sentiment of filial veneration and love.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
This manifestation of filial love softened Pere Roque.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Filial and fraternal love was a trait in Glazier's character which claims a few words.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
All hearts were melted by the child's artless exhibition of filial love and sorrow.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
If so she was inspired by calm, filial love, what would she not do for love of her mate?
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
A faithful, loving and beloved husband, a promising and filial son, a tender and affectionate brother: Alas!
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
He generally exercised that fatherly care over us which called forth in return a filial love.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
It seemed to him that, at that instant, a chord in his filial love snapped, and was for ever lost.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
The good fairies protect filial love.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de S├ęgur
The whole theory of government is the embodiment of parental love and filial piety.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
There is filial love, platonic love, the love leading to marriage, and the greatest love of all, mother love.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
Filial love is different.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
She had loved her unhappy father with all the energy of filial devotion.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
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In poetry:

But chiefly thou, from whose polluted shrine
His filial hand Circean rabble drove;
What pangs, Thalia! in this hour are thine;
What fervent anguish of maternal love!
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Thy parents therefore filially revere,
For the vast love they unto thee express'd:
The weight of penury ne'er let them bear,
Whilst thou'rt alive, and with a penny bless'd.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Tho' many years now intervene,
My mind recalls each boyhood scene
Of field and wood and bridge;
These cherished memories only prove
Abiding faith and filial love
Toward restful, old Poundridge.
"Poundridge, N. Y." by Jared Barhite
Hail, Brothers! true sons of the mother we love,
Fair Scotland, free Scotland! we meet here to prove
The filial devotion, that warms as it fills
Our hearts for the Queen of the Lakes and the Hills.
"Verses" by Janet Hamilton
If filial and maternal love
Memorial of our guilt must prove,
If sinful babes in sorrow must be born,
Yet, to assuage her sharpest throes,
The faithful mother surely knows,
This was the way Thou cam'st to save the world forlorn.
"Sexegesima Sunday" by John Keble
On which tall trembler shall the old man lean?
Which chill leaf shall lap o'er him when he lies
On that bed where in visions I have seen
Thy filial love? or, when thy father dies,
Tissue a fingered thorn to close his childless eyes?
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell