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brethren
used in 1776

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Definition
brothers or members of the same group — especially members of a religious order
  • The war with "our brethren" in America was "unjust .... fatal and ruinous to our country," he declared.
    p. 15.3
  • A young Irish nobleman, Captain Francis Lord Rawdon, wrote of the suffering of his men encamped on Bunker Hill in early December, their tents "so shattered" they could as well have slept on the open ground— "and we hear with some envy of several little balls and concerts which our brethren have had in Boston."
    p. 72.9
  • According to the Reverend William Gordon, Washington called on those within the sound of his voice to " 'remember it is the fifth of \ larch, and avenge the death of your brethren.'
    p. 95.8

There are no more uses of "brethren" in 1776.

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