sister


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Synonyms for sister

Synonyms for sister

a female person who has the same parents as another person

(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)

a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group

(slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women

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But as she was very good-natured, and said, 'Come with me; I'll soon find Miss Dorrit for you,' Miss Dorrit's sister went with her, drawing nearer and nearer at every step she took in the darkness to the sound of music and the sound of dancing feet.
As her sister said this in no very cordial tone of welcome, she conducted her to a more open part of the maze, where various golden chairs and tables were heaped together, and where a number of young ladies were sitting on anything they could find, chattering.
The tears fell fast from the maiden's eyes as she closed her impassioned appeal, and hid her face in the bosom of her sister.
said the monk, raising his right hand in the air, and directing an angry glance by turns at Alice and the eldest sister.
I had got a letter from my sister, a few hours before, saying that all was well at home.
like those, Dorothea," said Celia, rather falteringly, beginning to think with wonder that her sister showed some weakness, and also that emeralds would suit her own complexion even better than purple amethysts.
Elinor, persuaded that he had some communication to make in which her sister was concerned, impatiently expected its opening.
That humiliation of which she was always conscious came back to her with a peculiar bitterness when her sister reminded her of it.
The leading spirit of the three sisters was Miss Amelia.
I wonder you don't take pattern by your sister Deane; she's far more sensible.
Drat that boy," interposed my sister, frowning at me over her work, "what a questioner he is.
An hour before daybreak Dinarzade awoke, and exclaimed, as she had promised, "My dear sister, if you are not asleep, tell me I pray you, before the sun rises, one of your charming stories.
To anything like a permanence of abode, or limitation of society, Henry Crawford had, unluckily, a great dislike: he could not accommodate his sister in an article of such importance; but he escorted her, with the utmost kindness, into Northamptonshire, and as readily engaged to fetch her away again, at half an hour's notice, whenever she were weary of the place.
In following the impulse which led me to my sister, I had gone to my ruin.
Well, really, Nancy, just because I happened to have a sister who was silly enough to marry and bring unnecessary children into a world that was already quite full enough, I can't see how I should particularly WANT to have the care of them myself.
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