Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A male child nursed at the same breast as another, or reared by the same person, but not the offspring of the same parents.
- n. your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
“Baxters, whose son was employed with his foster-brother, Charles Clairmont, in Constable's publishing house at Edinburgh.”
“My older, more hyper, crazier dog, Ajax, mounts his foster-brother Boston when he's feeling vulnerable; it appears to reassure him.”
“My prince and my foster-brother," said the maimed man.”
“He eventually has to fight and kill his best friend and foster-brother Ferdia and even his son Connla in the name of honor.”
“But when Rognvald found that each had a way of his own, but all were against his resisting, then he laid bare his will, and said that he will not cut his realm asunder by any settlement; that he would far rather give up the realm at once, and go to seek king Magnus his foster-brother, and look after what strength the king will give him to hold his realm.”
“When Siroes was informed that Chosroes was intending to crown Merdasan, he was troubled and sent his foster-brother to Goundabousan with this message, “Come to the other side of the river that I may meet you.””
“I informed him through his foster-brother that I would speak to the army and strive to the best of my ability.”
“But Goundabousan was afraid to cross on account of Chosroes and declared to him, “Write me whatever it is you wish through your foster-brother.””
“Avenel, who beheld with painful interest the sort of ordeal to which her foster-brother was about to be subjected.”
“Mary Avenel, apprehending that you nourished malice against her foster-brother under a friendly brow, did advisedly send up the old man,”
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