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[daw-ter-lee] /ˈdɔ tər li/
pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter.
Origin of daughterly
1525-35; daughter + -ly
Related forms
daughterliness, noun
undaughterly, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Still, I had always liked Lord Hawtrey, although quite in a daughterly fashion.

    Wild Heather L. T. Meade
  • All that you feel for me is respect and gratitude and daughterly affection.

  • A charming little scene of daughterly devotion, worthy a paragraph if there were a journalist in sight!

    Vision House C. N. Williamson
  • The letters are charming expressions of paternal and daughterly affection.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
  • "I thought your daughterly instincts would be aroused," he answered, scoffing openly as he saw his advantage.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • In a daughterly way, she placed the bunch of dwarf-roses in his bosom, and took very careful notice whether it pleased him.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2) Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  • "And daughterly affection from you is an adequate return," he said pleasantly.

    Elsie's Winter Trip Martha Finley
  • But in answer to this little burst of daughterly love, a strange thing happened.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • The bright, dark eyes she lifted to his face as she spoke were full of daughterly love and reverence.

    Elsie's Winter Trip Martha Finley
  • It was altogether a friendly and daughterly class of feeling with which she regarded Father Bruno.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter Emily Sarah Holt

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