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brethren
used in Henry VIII

2 uses
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Definition
brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • Sir, For holy offices I have a time; a time To think upon the part of business which I bear i' the state; and Nature does require Her times of preservation, which perforce I, her frail son, amongst my brethren mortal, Must give my tendance to.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (33% in)
  • To you, my good Lord Mayor, And you, good brethren, I am much beholding; I have receiv'd much honour by your presence, And ye shall find me thankful.
    5.5 — Act 5 Scene 5 — The palace (80% in)

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