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Synonyms for brother

a person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

Synonyms for brother

a male with the same parents as someone else

a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

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

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Yet I shall go hence in peace, my children, if you will promise always to love each other, and never to forsake your youngest brother.
Between them stood a lean, white-faced brother who appeared to be ill at ease, shifting his feet from side to side and tapping his chin nervously with the long parchment roll which he held in his hand.
"I am sorry I told you," said Sergey Ivanovitch, shaking his head at his younger brother's excitement.
But I am sure she cannot mean to torment, for she is very much attached to my brother. She has been in love with him ever since they first met, and while my father's consent was uncertain, she fretted herself almost into a fever.
brother, you were perfectly right when you said to me,--"Jehan!
The captain, standing a little to one side, was listening to all the curate said, and watching every movement of his brother, who, as soon as he perceived the curate had made an end of his story, gave a deep sigh and said with his eyes full of tears, "Oh, senor, if you only knew what news you have given me and how it comes home to me, making me show how I feel it with these tears that spring from my eyes in spite of all my worldly wisdom and self-restraint!
'My brother Ned is a good fellow, and you're a good fellow too, Trimmers,' said the old man, shaking him by both hands with trembling eagerness.
"We will show you at home what kind of news we think it, George," returns his brother. "This is a great day at home, and you could not have arrived, you bronzed old soldier, on a better.
But you, my brother, pass the river with the Lily in your hand.
My brother went to church at the Foundling Hospital in the morning, still in ignorance of what had happened on the previous night.
But my brothers began to be jealous of my prosperity, and set to work to plot against my life.
Then up spake the fat Brother more mildly than he had done before.
When her master was departed, Mrs Deborah stood silent, expecting her cue from Miss Bridget; for as to what had past before her master, the prudent housekeeper by no means relied upon it, as she had often known the sentiments of the lady in her brother's absence to differ greatly from those which she had expressed in his presence.
Her eyes were dilated and wild, and she constantly uttered piercing shrieks, and repeated the words, `My husband, my father, and my brother!' and then counted up to twelve, and said, `Hush!' For an instant, and no more, she would pause to listen, and then the piercing shrieks would begin again, and she would repeat the cry, `My husband, my father, and my brother!' and would count up to twelve, and say, `Hush!' There was no variation in the order, or the manner.
I have a brother, who is rich, and your majesty knows him well, and all the world knows him; but because I am poor, everybody forgets me.'