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brother

(brŭth′ər)
n. pl. broth·ers
1. A male having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
2. pl. also brethren (brĕth′rən) One who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, especially:
a. A kinsman.
b. A fellow man.
c. A fellow member, as of a fraternity, trade union, or panel of judges on a court.
d. A close male friend; a comrade.
e. A fellow African-American man or boy.
3. pl. also brethren Something, such as a corporation or institution, that is regarded as a member of a class: "A station that ... relies on corporate contributions or advertising to survive runs the risk of becoming virtually indistinguishable from its commercial brethren" (W. John Moore).
4.
a. Abbr. Br. or Bro. A lay member of a religious order of men.
b. pl. also brethren A fellow member of the Christian church.
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After all, its people were once again free and democratic and supposedly not yet cynical about the delights of the consumer society But I have now been told many times that only during the first heady days after the 1989 revolution did Melnickans walk around with smiles on their faces and feelings of solidarity and brotherliness toward each other (feelings such as Communism had promised but failed to deliver.
But "manly" ideals of military service faded after the early 1960s as America's bitter experiences during the war in Vietnam disrupted the intergenerational continuity of male identification with martial brotherliness.
81) Politically too, the Khilafat movement (for the restoration of the powers of the Caliphate, emasculated by the British after Worm War I and eventually abolished altogether by the West-orientated Kemal Attaturk) had, with Gandhi's lead, encouraged a feeling of brotherliness among Hindus and Muslims unprecedented in living memory.
There is the need of confronting our frequently merely sentimental interchurch brotherliness with the still tragic disunity of the Body of Christ and with the call to Mission and Unity.
In chapter 14 Zhuangzi says: "Filial piety, brotherliness, benevolence, righteousness, loyalty, trust, honor, integrity - for all these you must drive yourself and make yourself a slave of Virtue.
In the previous paragraph Murray described American society as itself captured by a mystique: "Even our particular American brand of laicism or secularism is such a mystique, the more dangerous because of the quietness, brotherliness, and even good humor with which it murmurs incessantly into millions of ears in hundreds of places - office and shop, school, press, stage, dining room .
They are behaving with brotherliness rather than with solidarity.
According to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Buhari enjoined Nigerians to intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.
Foreigners in the Gulf are accustomed to state-sponsored spiel about the deep bonds of friendship and brotherliness between countries and people of this region, which is blessed with a homogeneity in culture, language, religion and values.
Describing Islam as a religion of peace, he enjoined the practitioners to follow the teachings of Prophet Mohammed, (SAW) that centres on tolerance, peace and brotherliness.
Such initiatives have also always inspired us, as the people of Bahrain, to become an example of coexistence and brotherliness, on the basis of the strong bonds in our global social sphere; and to live in openness through reinforcing the basis of tolerance and cooperation.
Underscoring Saudi-Yemeni relations, the visiting dignitary said the two countries were like a "single family with overwhelming feelings of love and brotherliness accentuated by geographical closeness under the wise leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.