half sister



Origin of half sister

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
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  • There was my half-sister Rachel, now, eight years younger'n me.

  • This explains the marriage of Abraham with Sara, his half-sister by the same father.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • She is Miss Hephzibah Cahoon, your—your mother's half-sister.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She is Paul Lowther's half-sister, and therefore his marriage with her must be annulled.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • "Your sister, or rather your half-sister," Rayburn began falteringly, and then stopped.

    The Missionary

    George Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for half-sister



the daughter of either of one's parents by another partner
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