Daughter

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DAUGHTER. An immediate female descendant. See Son.

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As a daughter, she faults herself for not being daughterly, for not being able to extend unconditional care to her parents, but she also faults her mother for acting as a mother, rather than as a friend, to her.
Ofeliia seems to be entirely out of bounds with respect to social conventions and out of her proper daughterly role.
In Ally's case, culture, language disability, displacement, daughterly responsibility, and educational purpose come together in a six-minute coproduction.
Thanks to Lily's surprising invitation to go clubbing, Nina, during a critical period of incipient daughterly rebellion, escapes her mother's grip.
As Frida Berrigan puts it, in true daughterly fashion, her parents were basically normal --"if you set aside the whole protesting and getting arrested and going to jail and talking about one's faith all the time stuff."
This act of daughterly devotion will, ironically, trigger the destruction of the material world, granting Lilith her final revenge against God and the children of Adam and Eve.
She became for him the model of affectionate sisterly (or daughterly) love, sweetness of temper, unwavering loyalty, domestic order, quiet moral strength, cheerful self-denial, and absolute purity.
Emphatically mirroring daughterly disgust unaccompanied by simultaneous compassion to features of maternality that are part of her psyche is a socializing to patriarchy at a high psychic price.
Instead of marrying the man of her father's choice, Lavinia, ignoring her daughterly obligations, elopes with Bassianus, with whom she is in love.
In his reading of Webster's sonnet sequence, John Holmes addresses this question by asking whether the daughter of such a mother might not "experience her mother's love not as an ideal but as an oppressive imbalance." (10) In the daughter's near-silence in the sequence, Holmes identifies a potential daughterly rejection of her mother's encompassing love and an invitation to critique the mother instead of sympathizing with her.