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adjective as in brotherly

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Throughout his 21 years in power, Putin has seen Ukraine as a fraternal nation, tied to Russia by bonds of faith, family, politics, and a millennium of common history.

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Boys’ lodges and fraternal bodies such as the Boy Scouts began to crop up, aimed at preventing “feminization” of young boys.

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They have structures of fraternal bonding, they have the organizational social elements that are very similar to the armed forces—and they’re built that way deliberately.

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Banquet halls, concert venues and social and fraternal clubs will remain limited to 50 percent maximum capacity.

The Craft, as members call it, was based on a fraternal bond created by ritual and symbol.

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In hindsight, however, he feels that the suspension has “had a positive impact on the fraternal community.”

How many people get called by the Fraternal Order of the Police and say no?

The nonvoters include 16 experts, eight fraternal delegates and 38 auditors of whom 12 are married couples.

This was more than just the fraternal bond between firefighters and police officers; this was family.

He was also the local president of the Union League, a fraternal organization closely aligned with the Republican Party.

Suddenly both cheeks were painted black by a too fraternal hand, and then a man tried to kiss her.

His words had been more fraternal than lover-like; but she had lost their exact sense in the caressing warmth of his voice.

Dear Mother, by thy heart pierced through, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding.

His manner of greeting the family and friends was so expressive of fraternal sympathy that one felt it a privilege to witness it.

This model of fraternal affection rode off with the mule lest it should get stolen, and left his brother in the snow till morning!


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fraternal, such as: congenial, friendly, intimate, and kind.

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