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Definition brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
    Tom Paine
  • The problem with the Fannie Mae and its GSE brethren is...
  • brethren = brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • 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
  • Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
    1 Thessalonians 5:26 (KJV)
  • 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
  • brethren = brothers
  • 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
  • brethren = members of the same group
  • ...rather like their bumbling, inept brethren at home.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • brethren = brothers or members of the same group
  • These skeletons were now calling their brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • brethren = members of the same group
  • 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
  • brethren = brothers or members of the same group
  • Perhaps this Cyclops is not as horrible as most of its brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • brethren = kind (members of the same group)
  • 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
  • brethren = brothers or members of the same group
  • He said, "Brethren and sisters, we are particularly glad to have company with us this morning."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • brethren = brothers
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • brethren = members of the same group
  • The people have heard of the sufferings of their brethren and have spoken.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Brethren now are we the children of God.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Our brethren are already in the field!
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • 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 zapped one demon into a tiger and unleashed him on his brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • With the help of your Red brethren, you deceived us with technological tricks and ruses, infiltrating my own family.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen

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