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Elder Brethren

plural noun
1.
the senior members of the governing body of Trinity House
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  • "Some of the elder brethren say we may be called upon to pass through trials even more severe," remarked Fray Fernando.

    The Spanish Brothers Deborah Alcock
  • When the ignorant in future speak of war, I shall laugh, even though they be my elder brethren.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • That was a trust as solemn as any conferred by the elder brethren of the Trinity.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • Uncles of all degrees are included as elder brethren, cousins of all degrees, as younger ones.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • The salary of the deputy master is six hundred pounds per annum, and of the elder brethren three hundred pounds each per annum.

  • They see their fathers and elder brethren settled at home, and some of them in quiet, comfort and honor.

    Thoughts on Missions Sheldon Dibble
  • Enquire of your elder brethren how fared the dissenters in the notorious Wood Case, and the echo will be defeat and payment.

  • He had grown up among disasters, and had survived his four elder brethren.

  • The elder brethren have also to perform the duty of attending the Sovereign on sea-voyages.

  • The elder brethren say that when he came to the convent all were sunk in ignorance and superstition.

    The Spanish Brothers Deborah Alcock

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