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  • adj. Not sisterly; not befitting a sister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not sisterly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not like a sister; unbecoming a sister.


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  • Mad Nad Dorries MP has had her very silly complaint about Emily's List support towards selection costs for Labour women completely rejected and she's been scolded for being unsisterly too.

    Nadine Dorries: Failed Sisterly Smear on Labour Women

  • I shall at least avoid, by that means, the unsisterly insults I meet with from you.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • How often, Clary, must I forbid your unsisterly reflections? —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But I wished she would let me know the end of a visit that had hitherto (between us) been so unsisterly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And then followed an accusation so low! so unsisterly! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Will you forgive me; and let me find a sister in you, as I am sorry, if you had reason to think me unsisterly in what I have said?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • For I would not, on any account, have it thought that, in my last disposition, any thing undaughterly, unsisterly, or unlike a kinswoman, should have had place in a mind that is a truly free (as I will presume to say) from all resentment, that it now overflows with gratitude and blessings for the good I have received, although it be not all that my heart wished to receive.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Had my happy sister known my distresses, she would not have wrung my heart, as she has done, by a severity, which I must needs think unkind and unsisterly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • She hurries on and publishes her marriage, in a spirit which (to say no more of it) is barely decent, is unsisterly, and bad.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • She could not have failed to remember that it ought all to have been done for her, that had she not been treated with monstrous injustice, with most unsisterly cruelty, all these good things would have been spread on her behoof.

    He Knew He Was Right


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