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brotherly

[bruhth -er-lee] /ˈbrʌð ər li/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal:
brotherly love.
adverb
2.
as a brother; fraternally.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English brōthorlīc. See brother, -ly
Related forms
brotherliness, noun
pseudobrotherly, adverb
quasi-brotherly, adjective
unbrotherliness, noun
unbrotherly, adjective, adverb
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  • Serbs have always been lucky to be far enough from the brotherly hugs of the bear.
  • These two actors work wonderfully together, and the film emphasizes the warm, physical side of their brotherly bond.
British Dictionary definitions for brotherly

brotherly

/ˈbrʌðəlɪ/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal
adverb
2.
in a brotherly way; fraternally
Derived Forms
brotherliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for brotherly
adj.

Old English broðorlic; see brother + -ly (1).

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