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foster brother

a boy brought up with another child of different parents.
Origin of foster brother
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fōster brōthor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He loves his foster-brother better than nine thousand a year, Lady Ascot.

    Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley
  • "And I vow that I will follow my foster-brother," cried Leif.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • So far from declining through our long separation from each other, her affection for me, her foster-brother, had increased.

    The Casque's Lark Eugne Sue
  • When he died, the care of the property was confided to Jeanbernat, a foster-brother of the Comte.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • At length Marzavan (foster-brother of the princess) solved the mystery.

  • Now, the Prince had a foster-brother who was a very wicked man.

  • He soon saw his foster-brother Ogmund, and greeted him fairly, asking what news of Iceland and his father.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • The tears which his own fate could not draw forth, fell fast for that of his foster-brother.

    Waverley Sir Walter Scott
  • Magnificent preparations were set on foot for his reception, and his foster-brother, Ccina Tuscus, was sent to superintend them.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The poor woman was much agitated by her foster-brother's appearance.

    Mary Seaham, Volume 3 of 3 Elizabeth Caroline Grey

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