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filial

Genetics designating any of the generations following the parental generation. Abbrev.: F; F1 indicates the first filial generation, F2 the second, etc.
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There were only a few examples of interpretive variation from the tendency to evaluate other Canadians as filially irresponsible: at times participants rejected the idealized past and other cultures as legitimate standards of comparison, or at the very least expressed caution in applying these frameworks.
One can all but picture Apter placing an outsized bib, or a prototype of an adult-scale kiddy leash, into the grateful hands of her ill-understood, filially deprived readers, with a rousing "Go get 'em
The utopian forecast in the de facto final paragraph of Gaston, describing artistic beauty "linking paternally, filially, age to age" (13.
The documents disclose a distressingly familiar pattern: The archdiocese shuffled offending priests from parish to parish; increasing numbers of youngsters were abused; little was done to stem the abuse until it reached scandalous proportions and was made public; the Vatican was appallingly slow in acting on the charges when bishops filially were pushed to deal seriously with the problem.