sisterly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sister +‎ -ly.

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AdjectiveEdit

sisterly (comparative more sisterly, superlative most sisterly)

  1. Pertaining to a sister or sisters.
    • 2011, Jane Martinson, The Guardian, 4 May 2011:
      Burton designed both Middleton sisters' dresses in white, so that when Pippa picked up Kate's train in the abbey, the two of them were united, visually, in a display of sisterly togetherness.

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AdverbEdit

sisterly (comparative more sisterly, superlative most sisterly)

  1. In the manner of a sister, behaving as one would expect of a sister; as a sister, as sisters.
    • 1907, Jack London, The Iron Heel:
      "What honest man, who is not insane, would take lost women and thieves into his house to dwell with him sisterly and brotherly?"

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 22:27