Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a brother or some aspect of one.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brotherly; fraternal; like a brother.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

Etymologies

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brother +‎ -like

Examples

  • He is like a mentor character to Twitch, acting as such in addition to brotherlike character as well.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Burnsauce Johnson’s Review Forum

  • This time I summon the stones to smile at her and be at least somewhat welcoming and brotherlike.

    Venomous

  • But the chorus harmonies were close and brotherlike, sweet enough in themselves to make partial headway against the song's otherwise gloom.

    Cold Mountain

  • But it is not true that the history of such cases, in their administration of justice, as might have occurred in the court of the old [Greek: polemarchos], will allow us to conclude that they are in possession of a rule coercing them to be just and brotherlike towards the unprotected stranger, abstractly and for justice's sake.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • It was at Arcola that Muiron, who ever since the storming of Little Gibraltar had lived on terms of brotherlike intimacy with Napoleon, seeing a bomb about to explode threw himself between it and his general, and thus saved his life at the cost of his own.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte

  • The intercourse of the Emperors assumed by degrees the appearance of a brotherlike intimacy.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte

  • Ceaselessly they begged to be strengthened in the conviction of immortality and of meeting again brotherlike in God.

    Saint Augustin

  • But the coincidence of views was very remarkable, and it lay at the foundation of that brotherlike intimacy and friendship which ever marked his relation with Murchison.

    The Personal Life Of David Livingstone

  • "Well, man, I think not the worse of you for loyal love to your thegn, but there are those who would do so, and I advise you, brotherlike, that ears and nose are in peril if thou talkest thus indiscreetly."

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 01

  • And now, what is it that can keep all these together into virtually one Nation, so that they do not fall-out and fight, but live at peace, in brotherlike intercourse, helping one another?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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