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  brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
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  • The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
    Tom Paine
  • and that the good old house where so many of the brethren had been cheered and helped, and from which so many had gone out strengthened for the fight, was still hospitably open for the stranger and wayfarer.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Nor have We been wanting in attention to our British brethren.
    Thomas Jefferson  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
    1 Thessalonians 5:26 (KJV)
  • Perhaps this Cyclops is not as horrible as most of its brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • ...rather like their bumbling, inept brethren at home.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • He could activate one statue and it would start activating its brethren all over the city, until there was an army.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • These skeletons were now calling their brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • Mr. Stone had long been suspected of liberal tendencies; he was too friendly, some thought, with his Yankee brethren; he had recently emerged partially damaged from a controversy over the Apostles’ Creed; and worst of all, he was thought to be ambitious.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • His other brethren form up behind him, dancing and somersaulting with the zeal of acrobats at a carnival.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The catfish gobble up the guts of their fallen brethren.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Then they will be my servants, and I will send them out to find their brethren in the world, and those who remain will be Turned or killed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But because they can pass for human, they live in servitude to their hollow brethren, acting as scouts and spies and procurers of flesh.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I will use all the power bestowed on me to further justice, to be merciful, to honor the inherent rights of all peoples, to respect the peace between all nations, to rule with kindness and patience, and to seek the wisdom and council of my peers and brethren.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • But as he looked at the six of them—three couples, all focused on each other—he thought about the warning from Nemesis, the revenge goddess: You will not find a place among your brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Somehow it had gotten loose, and now wanted to rejoin its brethren in the shelter.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • With the help of your Red brethren, you deceived us with technological tricks and ruses, infiltrating my own family.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • —fortunate for the millions of his manacled brethren, yet panting for deliverance from their awful thraldom!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Ex-Inspector Blore came my way quite naturally, some of my professional brethren discussing the Landor case with freedom and vigour.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I no longer lingered after Friday prayer among my brethren.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He and his group, the Circle, killed dozens of their brethren along with hundreds of Downworlders during the last Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • His new brethren gave him letters to the Kiev and Odessa Masons and promised to write to him and guide him in his new activity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And Lot said unto the sinners who crowded at his door, I pray ye, brethren, do not do so wickedly!
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • You and your brethren possess something that is not yours.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He held me for over a century and, even now, still has two of my brethren, whom I would free if possible.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Unlike my brethren, I’ve been known to fall in love with mortals.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • In fact, I imagine my brethren in London have repaired the damage by now.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • They were my brethren, my fellow beings, and I felt attracted even to the most repulsive among them, as to creatures of an angelic nature and celestial mechanism.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Annabeth went to join her brethren from the Athena cabin, who had set up a command tent and were directing operations.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The Iron Sisters, Clary knew, were the sister sect to the Silent Brothers; unlike their brethren, they did not have their mouths or eyes sewed shut but instead lived in almost total solitude in a fortress whose location was unknown.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • One point in which he had vastly the advantage over his four-footed brethren was his ability to recollect the good dinners which it had made no small portion of the happiness of his life to eat.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • My brethren, have pity! behold the suffering on all sides of you!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You would deny the sacrifices my clan makes to bring comfort to our brethren?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • [5] St. Francis came for his soul, as that of one of the brethren of his Order.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Yell so our slow-to-anger brethren can hear you.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Our good senator in his native state had not been exceeded by any of his brethren at Washington, in the sort of eloquence which has won for them immortal renown!
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • If this renegade didn’t always mix with his rebel brethren, if he kept to himself when not engaged in battle, at least he was on their side.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • What he has taught we have seen beautifully expressed in his own life—love of country, kindness to the least of his brethren, and a sincere desire to live upward and onward.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Had he not been hungry himself, White Fang might have gone with him and eventually found his way into the pack amongst his wild brethren.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Again: those nobles who had seen the coming storm in time, and anticipating plunder or confiscation, had made provident remittances to Tellson’s, were always to be heard of there by their needy brethren.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • O brethren, Annie had yelled hi-de-ho until the whole yard was oogy.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The Iron Sisters, Clary knew from her studies, were the sister sect of the Silent Brothers; even more retiring than their brethren, they were in charge of crafting Shadowhunter weapons.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The dogs were the first to perceive their enemy, and growling, seemed inclined to dispose of the animal as they had disposed of its brethren in the night, but Fritz called them off.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Free the power within us so that, like the mighty felines of the wild, we know the lithe suppleness of our animal brethren and we are not bound by human chains or caged by their ignorant weaknesses.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • But my good master Bates dying in two years after, and I having few friends, my business began to fail; for my conscience would not suffer me to imitate the bad practice of too many among my brethren.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • White, wet clouds, which swept by in ghostly fashion, so dank and damp and cold that it needed but little effort of imagination to think that the spirits of those lost at sea were touching their living brethren with the clammy hands of death, and many a one shuddered as the wreaths of sea-mist swept by.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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