- half- + sibling (Wiktionary)
“But if it helps many more of its kin to survive, each of whom might carry some lesser portion of the same genetic code (a sibling has 1/2, a half-sibling, uncle or nephew has 1/4, and so on) then such altruism may have as much or more of an evolutionary advantage than if it just saved itself.”
“In this matter it is complicated by the father's infidelity, the revelation of a half-sibling, and the public nature of their family's troubles.”
“About 12 percent had at least one half-sibling, and 2 percent had a stepsibling.”
“Three in 10 have a step- or half-sibling, 18 percent have a living stepparent, and 13 percent have at least one stepchild.”
“Hey, at least she now has something else in common with her beau Daniel, who is also now Charlotte's half-sibling.”
“Bridget's reaction to the new baby is to issue a statement saying that Jack will enjoy having a half-sibling.”
“Yes, it's funny to view the Mets as the stepbrother in the city's baseball scene, the also-rans who lurk enviously in the shadow of their pinstriped half-sibling in the Bronx.”
“Then, go back and discuss how these complications relate to complications in the real world, such as becoming a half-sibling, or a step-parent.”
“But the trio of women Edie meets at Milderhurst are: Blythe's daughters, elderly twins Persephone and Seraphina and their much-younger half-sibling, Juniper.”
“I would hate, too, for my boys to think that a half-sibling would fracture their father's devotion.”
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