But you may have a sibling whose pension fund has not collapsed, or a spouse.
She spent years finding her role in the company amid a community of coders and the long shadow of her sibling.
Deborah Tannen knows all about sisterhood, sister-speak, and the pitfalls and perplexities of sibling rivalry.
Their sibling rivalry drove a significant number of episodes.
I'll be the cool, hip aunt to my sibling's kids, or godmother to friend's kids.
Or a sibling may have a learning disability that hinders his or her efforts.
Had it been a one-two result, could you imagine the sibling rivalry?
Motes is not the first sibling of a superstar to struggle and do so publicly.
We saw on our left the large monastery of Delaling, and, a little way off, the Gomba of sibling.
The extended family groupings in terms of matrilocal residence or centered around a sibling group are amorphous but flexible.
"brother or sister," 1903, modern revival (in anthropology) of Old English sibling "relative, kinsman," from sibb "kinship, relationship; love, friendship, peace, happiness," from Proto-Germanic *sibja- "blood relation, relative," properly "one's own" (cf. Old Saxon sibba, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch sibbe, Old High German sippa, German Sippe, Gothic sibja "kin, kindred"), from PIE s(w)e-bh(o)- (cf. Old Church Slavonic sobistvo, Russian sob "character, individuality"), an enlargement of the root *swe- "self" (see idiom). Related to the second element in gossip.
The word 'sib' or 'sibling' is coming into use in genetics in the English-speaking world, as an equivalent of the convenient German term 'Geschwister' [E.&C. Paul, "Human Heredity," 1930]In Old English, sibb and its compounds covered grounds of "brotherly love, familial affection" which tended later to lump into love (n.), e.g. sibsumnes "peace, concord, brotherly love," sibbian (v.) "bring together, reconcile," sibbecoss "kiss of peace." Sibship, however, is a modern formation (1908). Sib persisted through Middle English as a noun, adjective, and verb expressing kinship and relationship.
sibling sib·ling (sĭb'lĭng)
One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.