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of, like, or befitting a brother; affectionate and loyal; fraternal:
brotherly love.
as a brother; fraternally.
Contemporary Examples

The Year in Murder: 2013 Marks a Historic Low for Many Cities Brandy Zadrozny December 31, 2013
Literary Fiction for Tough Guys Taylor Antrim March 17, 2009
I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007 Mark Ebner November 19, 2014
The Twinkie is Dead! Long Live the Twinkie! Megan McArdle January 28, 2013
At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’ Eleanor Clift February 20, 2014

Historical Examples

The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
Petrarch’s Letters to Classical Authors Francesco Petrarca
The Cruise of the Shining Light Norman Duncan
Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) Various

of, resembling, or suitable to a brother, esp in showing loyalty and affection; fraternal
in a brotherly way; fraternally


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