elder-brotherly love

elder-brotherly

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  • However, when she married she did not say to herself, “Never mind a mean action if it leads to the end in view,” as her brother would certainly have said in such a case; it is quite probable that he may have said it when he expressed his elder-brotherly satisfaction at her decision.

    The Idiot

  • 'You're too hot to drink cold water,' said Cecil in a wise, elder-brotherly way.

    Holiday Tales

  • Barry was very gallant, in an impersonal sort of way: he took a keen, elder-brotherly sort of interest in every pretty girl in the village, and liked to discuss their own love affairs with them, with a seriousness quite paternal.

    The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne

  • She stopped, a little frightened, for he was standing before her, gripping her shoulders in a very elder-brotherly fashion.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • And Laurie looked very elder-brotherly and grave all of a sudden.

    Little Women

  • He broke into a laugh in which the odd elder-brotherly note was once more perceptible.

    The Reef; a novel

  • "So don't worry over that," he commanded, in his kind elder-brotherly tone.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • Perhaps because they had first met at an age when eighteen months seemed an immense gap between them, Lance had never quite dropped the elder-brotherly attitude of St Rupert days.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • His is essentially the artistic temperament, and he is a creature of moods, impish in some, poetic in others; an extraordinary fellow, like no one I ever saw, yet curiously fascinating, and I find myself growing oddly fond of him, in an elder-brotherly, protecting sort of way.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • He broke into a laugh in which the odd elder-brotherly note was once more perceptible.

    The Reef

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