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brethren
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • And now I hope you will not shrink from incurring a certain amount of jealousy and dislike from your professional brethren by presenting yourself as a reformer.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (2% in)
  • His fear lest Miss Brooke should have run away to join the Moravian Brethren, or some preposterous sect unknown to good society, was a little allayed by the knowledge that Mrs. Cadwallader always made the worst of things.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)
  • This was an innovation for one who had chosen to adopt the style of general practitioner in a country town, and would be felt as offensive criticism by his professional brethren.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (24% in)
  • He reflected, with much probability on his side, that Lydgate would by-and-by be caught tripping too, and that his ungentlemanly attempts to discredit the sale of drugs by his professional brethren, would by-and-by recoil on himself.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (38% in)
  • "Wait a minute, and I'll come back presently, and have a round with you all in turn, if you like," said Fred, who felt confidence in his power of boxing with his dearly beloved brethren.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (22% in)

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