In England, Simon was irritated by the persecution of those who called themselves Methodists at the hands of their more liberal brethren, and as Simon called himself a Methodist, he worked his way across the Atlantic to Philadelphia, thence to Jamaica, thence to Mobile, and up the Saint Stephens.
The tribe of which Burris Ewell and his brethren consisted had lived on the same plot of earth behind the Maycomb dump, and had thrived on county welfare money for three generations.
He said, "Brethren and sisters, we are particularly glad to have company with us this morning.
There are no more uses of "brethren" in the book.
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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.