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It is as if there were now but one and the same soil, reconciled and fraternal.

It seems probable that fraternal polyandry must formerly have been practised.

A burst of fraternal feverishness made him eager to get to it.

Fraternal affection was banished the halls of Castle Feracht.

Fraternal to the last, he left her for the quieter company of Mrs. Munt.

Next morning, however, this fever of fraternal suspense was assuaged.

He was glad to go out and escape the chance of a fraternal struggle.

The triumph was that they all appeared to be contented and fraternal.

Come, dear friend, embrace me: let us have a fraternal hug.'

Mr. Robert meets me outside with the fraternal grip and says he's proud of me.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French fraternel and directly from Medieval Latin fraternalis, from Latin fraternus "brotherly" (see fraternity). The noun meaning "fraternal twin" is recorded by 1911.

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filial

adjectiverelating to a son or daughter
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