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half sister

sister (def 2).
Origin of half sister
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I am to live with my cousin, father's half sister in Somerville.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • My half sister, Susan, spoke it fluently, as well as my father.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • Helene, the half sister and youngest of the three, was the housekeeper.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Why, I am your half sister, but with a whole heart, rest assured.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • You've got to tell Tom that Helen is my daughter, and yours—his half sister!

    The Sins of the Father

    Thomas Dixon
  • Mother was only half sister to Uncle Peter, said Ruth, reflectively.

    The Corner House Girls Grace Brooks Hill
  • Servilia was the half sister of M. Porcius Cato the younger.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  • He had a serious disease that wasted him away, and Elizabeth's half sister named Mary, became Queen.

  • She asked him to settle a quarrel between Argyle and his wife, her half sister, as Knox had done before.

    The Spell of Scotland

    Keith Clark

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