daughterly daughterly


  • (adj) befitting a daughter


  1. Separated by an ocean from her only child, she has no one to provide the solace and daughterly ministrations she longs for.
  2. Mary could not bring herself to call Lou Grant by his first name; a daughterly side of her character would not permit it.
  3. Waves of passion rise between the two sisters like water spuming against a coastal reef, then subside in daughterly grief before the great silence: death.
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