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filial
used in The Aeneid

5 uses
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Definition
relating to the relationship of children to their parents
  • "Whither so fast?" the filial duty cried; "And why, ah why, the wish'd embrace denied?"
    Book 5 (85% in)
  • The Trojan chief, whose lineage is from Jove, Much fam'd for arms, and more for filial love, Is sent to seek his sire in your Elysian grove.
    Book 6 (44% in)
  • To this, the filial duty thus replies: "Your sacred ghost before my sleeping eyes Appear'd, and often urg'd this painful enterprise.
    Book 6 (76% in)
  • Then thus Ascanius, wonderstruck to see That image of his filial piety: "So great beginnings, in so green an age, Exact the faith which I again ingage.
    Book 9 (35% in)
  • But when, with blood and paleness all o'erspread, The pious prince beheld young Lausus dead, He griev'd; he wept; the sight an image brought Of his own filial love, a sadly pleasing thought: Then stretch'd his hand to hold him up, and said: "Poor hapless youth! what praises can be paid To love so great, to such transcendent store Of early worth, and sure presage of more?
    Book 10 (89% in)

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