of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal: brotherly love.
as a brother; fraternally.
- broth·er·li·ness, noun
- pseu·do·broth·er·ly, adverb
- qua·si-broth·er·ly, adjective
- un·broth·er·li·ness, noun
- un·broth·er·ly, adjective, adverb
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How to use brotherly in a sentence
The protesters disagreed with the Kremlin’s reading of Ukrainian history, viewing the Soviet era as more of a hostile occupation than a cohesive union between brotherly states.How Putin's Denial of Ukraine's Statehood Rewrites History | Billy Perrigo | February 22, 2022 | Time
It oscillates between matter-of-fact narration and shots of the men’s playful, brotherly dynamic, like when Antin spills a liter of coffee in Chambers’s front seat and pretends it’s water.‘Beat Monday’ Rethinks What You Can Fit into a Weekend | Anna Callaghan | May 20, 2021 | Outside Online
But brotherly love among enemy combatants was not something that the high command encouraged.
Bill Cosby was born July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, the City of brotherly Love.
In a morning filled with brotherly love and jocularity over how everyone was getting along so well, no one wanted to offend.At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’ | Eleanor Clift | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The City of brotherly Love is closer to earning its moniker.The Year in Murder: 2013 Marks a Historic Low for Many Cities | Brandy Zadrozny | January 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One might question whether the bakers are acting in true and brotherly solidarity.
For if there is one God, there is one brotherhood, and all humanity can only be linked to that God by brotherly love.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
I made thy fortune along with my own in the days when we shared all things in brotherly community.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
We spent the night in equally brotherly fashion, our beds being spread out for us side by side on the floor of the room.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Then I learned to know that which I felt was not a mere brotherly affection, but a deep love.The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty
There were messages of brotherly interest and solicitude just as in the old days.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for brotherly
of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal
in a brotherly way; fraternally
- brotherliness, noun
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