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Word: filial

Definition: pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect


Sentences Containing 'filial'

A 12th-century author named He Yin claimed: "The Classic of Filial Piety was not made by Zengzi himself.
All its families make filial piety, fraternal duty, loyalty, and sincerity their concern."
Although Weiyun’s mother, Yalian (Cai Ping Kai), favours son over daughter, Weiyun is still filial to her.
An Orderly Description of the Acts of Filial Piety / "Xiao" The Teacher said, “This is how the "xiao" son serves his parents: during daily living he presents respect, when providing for them he presents happiness, during their illnesses he presents worry, during mourning he presents grief, when making offerings (to his deceased parents and ancestors — translator) he presents reverence.
As to his remark about his deserts, it was also not unnatural if you consider that he stood beside the dead body of his father, and that there is no doubt that he had that very day so far forgotten his filial duty as to bandy words with him, and even, according to the little girl whose evidence is so important, to raise his hand as if to strike him.
By 1538, a traveling pastor preached one sermon a month in the filial church in Habkern.
Encouragement of the virtue of filial piety helped to strengthen the related duty of respect and submission to imperial authority.
Family pride, and filial pride for he is very proud of what his father was have done this.
family,--as I, Wilkins Micawber, the undersigned, assume--unless the filial affection of his daughter could be secretly influenced from allowing any investigation of the partnership affairs to be ever made, the said--HEEP--deemed it expedient to have a bond ready by him, as from Mr. W., for the before-mentioned sum of twelve six fourteen, two and nine, with interest, stated therein to have been advanced by--HEEP--to Mr. W.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in High Ministers and Great Officers (or "Ministers" - "xing da fu" 卿大夫).
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Inferior Officers (or "Officers" - "shi" 士.)
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to Reproof and Remonstrance (or "Dissuading and Disputing").
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to the Five Punishments.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to the Three Powers.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Common People.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Princes of States (or "Feudal Dukes" - "zhu hou" 諸侯).
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Son of Heaven.
He felt that "the declaration of filial independence and the recommendation of romantic independence challenging, thrilling—and they'll get more thrilling."
His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
In this case, the objects naming Shoshenq I in this king's tomb would simply be heirlooms, rather than proof of an actual filial relation between Shoshenq I and II.
It might dispose them not only to respect, for whole centuries together, that treaty of commerce which they had concluded with us at parting, but to favour us in war as well as in trade, and instead of turbulent and factious subjects, to become our most faithful, affectionate, and generous allies; and the same sort of parental affection on the one side, and filial respect on the other, might revive between Great Britain and her colonies, which used to subsist between those of ancient Greece and the mother city from which they descended.
One example of this was the death of Zhang's father in 1577; normally this would have obliged Zhang to enter filial mourning and leave his post, but Zhang applied to remain in office, and was retained by the emperor.
said the young man, impressed with a profound feeling of filial love.
The early rulers of the Zhou Dynasty issued or enforced laws that already exemplified the values of a primogeniture regime, most notable of which is filial piety.
The Influence of Filial Piety / "Xiao" and the Response to it.
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.
These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not through high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants' horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.
These items may be interpreted as either evidence of a possible filial link between the two men or just mere heirlooms.
Valentine could not help casting one glance towards the young man, whose filial enthusiasm it was delightful to behold.
When he retired from his conversation (or conversations) with Kung-ne on the subject of Filial Piety, be repeated to the disciples of his own school what (the master) had said, and they classified the sayings, and formed the treatise."
Xiao Jing or Classic of Filial Piety (; alternative transliteration "Hsiao Ching") is a Confucian classic treatise giving advice on filial piety; that is, how to behave towards a senior (such as a father, an elder brother, or ruler).
``Well,''replied Mercedes, sighing,``go, Albert; I will not make you a slave to your filial piety.''
``Why, indeed; he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear.''

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