blood-brotherhood love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bond between two or more persons made sacred by the mingling of their blood: a primitive custom symbolic of the establishment of blood-relationship.


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  • Perhaps he'll get invited to a birthday party for the German ambassador and end up at a sleepover with the envoys from Syria, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, where they'll share their deepest secrets and then end up pledging blood-brotherhood to each other.

    Paul Feig: Crybabies for Bolton

  • Mel, is there an internet-version of blood-brotherhood?

    Hello! My Name is… | Mind on Fire

  • He returned the photograph solemnly to its envelope, regarding Lewisham with an air of one who has performed the ceremony of blood-brotherhood.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • “Dim” is the epithet for Scott-King and it was a fellow-feeling, a blood-brotherhood in dimness, which first drew him to study the works of the poet Bellorius.

    The Complete Stories

  • He had at first sworn blood-brotherhood to the chief of the Girumgi to assure his succession among the Ekinari, if his father died prematurely.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

  • For it was plain as a pikestaff whither he was bound, and if he thought he could come round me with his blood-brotherhood fustian, he was well out of court.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Kaled-a-in did not take in those from outside the Clans lightly or often-and it was usually someone who was about to marry into the Clans, someone who had sworn blood-brotherhood with a Kaled-a-in, or someone who had done the Clan a great service.

    The Black Gryphon

  • Talia knew Skif better than Kris did; they'd been very dose as students, close enough that they'd sworn blood-brotherhood.

    Arrow's Fall

  • But the two princely houses became reconciled, swore eternal blood-brotherhood over the clinking of champagne glasses, and robbed the king of a fine piece of land that since time immemorial had belonged to the royal family Totz of Arkanar.

    Hard to be a god

  • There followed in 1870 a remarkable politico-religious revolution, the result of which was the establishment of a cult of hemp-smoking, connected with a secret society termed _Bena Riamba_; the members of this abandoned their old fetish worship and adopted a form of communism of which the central idea was the blood-brotherhood of all the members.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"


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