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brethren
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • Farewell my brethren, Farewell O earth and sky, farewell ye neighboring waters, My time has ended, my term has come.
    Book 14 — Song of the Redwood-Tree (5% in)
  • ...Yearning and Thoughtful This moment yearning and thoughtful sitting alone, It seems to me there are other men in other lands yearning and thoughtful, It seems to me I can look over and behold them in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Or far, far away, in China, or in Russia or talking other dialects, And it seems to me if I could know those men I should become attached to them as I do to men in my own lands, O I know we should be brethren and lovers, I know I should be happy with them.
    Book 5 — CALAMUS (71% in)
  • 11 For the great Idea, That, O my brethren, that is the mission of poets.
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (48% in)
  • ...but reject not the disputers nor any thing that is asserted, We hear the bawling and din, we are reach'd at by divisions, jealousies, recriminations on every side, They close peremptorily upon us to surround us, my comrade, Yet we walk unheld, free, the whole earth over, journeying up and down till we make our ineffaceable mark upon time and the diverse eras, Till we saturate time and eras, that the men and women of races, ages to come, may prove brethren and lovers as we are.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (66% in)

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