from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. All the sons and transmuted daughters, considered collectively, of like statistical mid-parents.
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But if they had the chance, Enoch told himself, if they ever got a break, if they only could be told what was out in space, then they'd get a grip upon themselves and they would measure up and then, in the course of time, would be admitted into the great cofraternity of the people of the stars.
There was a common purpose, the forging of a great cofraternity of all intelligences.
As a planet which had not been recognized by the galactic cofraternity, it was off-limit territory.
And all that time the corrosion occasioned by that failure had eaten away at the bonds of the galactic cofraternity.
But that scientist was wrong, for the Thuban race had so developed and there were other liquid worlds which were members of the galactic cofraternity.
To him there was no longer any strangeness in the idea of a galactic cofraternity, of a transportation network that spread among the stars-a sense of wonder at times, but the strangeness had largely worn off.
If Earth fights another war, our people will be barred, if not forever, at least for many centuries, from the cofraternity of space. "