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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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On all the duties and proprieties of life, from filial behaviour to the arrangements of the evening toilette, pretty Nancy Lammeter, by the time she was three-and-twenty, had her unalterable little code, and had formed every one of her habits in strict accordance with that code.
Pickwick, his eyes glistening with delight at this manifestation of filial feeling on the part of his attendant; 'certainly, Sam.'
It is to the filial piety of Victor Lavalle that we owe the two volumes consecrated to the ground-life of his father, so full of the holy intimacies of the domestic hearth.
The too vast orb of her fate had crushed her; and she had seen too many seasons, too many cities, too many men, for her abilities, and even with Cecil she was mechanical, and behaved as if he was not one son, but, so to speak, a filial crowd.
His heart warms to him when he can bring forward some example of cruelty or meanness, and he exults like an inquisitor at the auto da fe of an heretic when with some forgotten story he can confound the filial piety of the Rev.
Thus, the reader will see that I had no claim to be regarded as a martyr to filial piety, going forth to sacrifice peace and liberty for the sole purpose of laying up stores for the comfort and support of my parents: though certainly the comfort of my father, and the future support of my mother, had a large share in my calculations; and fifty pounds appeared to me no ordinary sum.
While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.
Remember, if you please, your interest, your duty, your moral obligations, your filial affections, and all that sort of thing, which it is so very delightful and charming to reflect upon; or you will repent it.'
"It would be so easy if they only liked to do it." And these leaden clouds that never part are apt to create impatience even in the filial affection that streams forth in nothing but tenderness and pity in the time of more obvious affliction.
Second, this study justified the cross-cultural utility of filial obligation as an important construct in intergenerational communication by demonstrating its association with conflict management style preference and its role as a mediator between sex and the accommodating style.
According to the company, for this purpose, it has appointed Nordea Danmark, filial of Nordea Bank AB, as lead manager to execute the programme independently and without influence from Novo Nordisk A/S.
To recall, one of the traditional Korean virtues from olden times used to be filial piety and respect for the elderly.