from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not brotherly; not becoming or befitting a brother.

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  • adjective Not brotherly; not befitting a brother.


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  • For example, Professor Scudder argued that "the Church, like her Master, is in a way more concerned over the spiritual state of the prosperous than over that of the poor," because the rich "countenance unbrotherly things."

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  • "You leave me no choice, since my brother uses me unbrotherly."

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  • Vida's strange, gothic tale features the Angelfield family; dark-hearted Charlie and his unbrotherly obsession with his sister, the fascinating, devious, and willful Isabelle, and

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  • See, here is the scroll, coldly worded, but far less unkindly than his unbrotherly message by Ital

    Anne of Geierstein

  • You know not, Sir, were the worst to be intended, and weak as you think me, what a spirit I have: you know not what I can do, and how I can resist when I think myself meanly or unreasonably dealt with: nor do you know what I have already suffered, what I have already borne, knowing to whose unbrotherly instigations all is to be ascribed —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Not more unbrotherly than all the rest of his conduct to me, of late, Madam, said I.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And hence, Sir, retorted I, your unbrotherly reflections upon me?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • You ask me, in a very unbrotherly manner, in the postscript to your letter, if I have not some new proposals to make?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • My unbrotherly accuser hereupon stood forth, and charged me with having received no less than five or six visits at Miss

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Would you not have thought, my dear Miss Howe, as well as I, that my proposal must have been accepted: and that my brother, by the last article of his unbrotherly letter (where he threatens to go to Scotland if it should be hearkened to) was of opinion that it would.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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