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  • We were interlocked, I sensed, through some unseen order in ways I couldn't wholly understand, linked beyond our names, beyond familial ties, as if, together, we completed a puzzle.†   (source)
  • She may lose her job because of familial association with treason.†   (source)
  • He was the youngest of three children and had a finely honed sense of familial injustice.†   (source)
  • Predisposing and Familial Pattern.†   (source)
  • His visits soon began to acquire an awkward familial amplitude, for Dr. Urbino Daza and his wife would sometimes appear as if by accident, and they would stay to play cards.†   (source)
  • Once Chuito complained to the bosses and was written up for detracting from the familial spirit of the department.†   (source)
  • We sensed that we were gathered around the familial table for the last time.†   (source)
  • If two black boys, Jake Williams and DeShawn Williams, are born in the same neighborhood and into the same familial and economic circumstances, they would likely have similar life outcomes.†   (source)
  • He's noticed a jocular, familial air to the hallways of East Andrews, a feeling (more relief than resignation) that this place, in some official way, has now become home for all of them.†   (source)
  • And her radius of endeavor, her smallish ambition, what she saw as a clustering in her work, a familial thing, determinedly modest.†   (source)
  • She refers to my familial house, one of the oldest and most respected in the Empire, by its formal title.†   (source)
  • All adults had to be addressed as Mister, Missus, Miss, Auntie, Cousin, Unk, Uncle, Buhbah, Sister, Brother and a thousand other appellations indicating familial relationship and the lowliness of the addressor.†   (source)
  • Not familial, not romantic, not friendly.†   (source)
  • I know I'm off to be presented as familial bling, when all I want is to be left way alone.†   (source)
  • There are plenty of parallel examples from familial incest cases in which the child gives an account which falls through due to its utter improbability, and for which there is no forensic evidence.†   (source)
  • But I know, too, of the basic comfort in this familial precision, where the relation abides no argument, no questions or quarrels.†   (source)
  • Beaufort was their home, and looking around, he recognized everyone's curiosity as something akin to familial love.†   (source)
  • If intercourse is a job, strictly a familial function, or a pitying gift or an embarrassment or a thing of no mystery, then sex is poisoned for the male.†   (source)
  • Both children suffer from Familial Mediterranean fever.
  • Schools are asked to fill a void left by deteriorating familial and religious institutions.
  • You have no familial responsibilities, no real friend responsibilities.†   (source)
  • Few seem satisfied with the familial character of their latter years.†   (source)
  • I greeted her: "Hello, Dolores" (we had long dropped the pretense of familial relationship).†   (source)
  • So, for a time, I dutifully answered, walking people through the tangled web of familial relationships that I'd grown accustomed to.†   (source)
  • Nothing about religious or romantic or familial devotion; nothing about civic awe or career ambition or respect for wealth and power.†   (source)
  • Staring at Valentine from behind the rock, Jace felt as he always did now when he thought of his father—a persistent familial affection corroded through with bleakness, disappointment, and mistrust.†   (source)
  • I was sure I would find out soon enough, so I shrugged, too, and started explaining the incredibly complex familial relationships of the Dolphins while I helped Trudy stack the warm bread in plastic containers.†   (source)
  • And it's not just these sightings, of course, that elevate me, but the naturally attendant hope of a familial continuation, an unpredictable, richly evolving to be.†   (source)
  • To remember that now makes me feel the way I should have felt, to brim at such a sight with sober pride and happiness, a grandparental glow, though then it was, I must recall, a most sickening vision to me, being the clearest picture of my defeats, familial and otherwise.†   (source)
  • There is a need for the belief—even if illusory—that despite the ever-obvious evidence of familial messiness and complication, one's child will always hold the most unconditional regard for her parent, the same one no doubt that Mary Burns felt her heart spill over with when she was handed her newborn daughter, and which I am sure washes over me whenever Thomas tugs my hand.†   (source)
  • There's mismatched desire, the familial instinct, the difficulties of the insecure, dominant male or female, so on.†   (source)
  • This building, perched beside and over the water of the Kyo River, and next to the bridge of the same name, contained thirty rooms for thirty patients and their kinsfolk — for, according to Japanese custom, when a person falls sick and goes to a hospital, one or more members of his family go and live there with him, to cook for him, bathe, massage, and read to him, and to offer incessant familial sympathy, without which a Japanese patient would be miserable indeed.†   (source)
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