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  • adjective Not fraternal; not befitting a brother.


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  • And being questioned by the Abbot, whether he was not conscious of any secret sin, through which he might have been subjected for a time to the delusions of evil spirits, the Sub – Prior admitted, with frank avowal, that he thought he might have deserved such penance for having judged with unfraternal rigour of the report of Father Philip the

    The Monastery 2008

  • If he was real, he seemed strangely unfraternal in making a nuisance of himself.

    Two For The Lions Davis, Lindsey 1998

  • As we passed the first grove, with the glowing oranges tantalising us in a most aggravating manner, we cast longing eyes at them, but hastened on after the unfraternal Boer.

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition P. T. Ross

  • When the question was begged by the assertion that recognition of the Southern confederacy, although granted to be of abolition tendencies, was ungenerous and unfraternal, the position assumed was that nations, like individuals, cherished self-love, and always sought to turn intestine troubles among competitive powers into the channels of home-aggrandizement; and it was asked whether, should Ireland maintain

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy Various

  • There was an exceptional number of babies and small children on board and my unfraternal little prairie-waifs did not see why every rattle and doll and automatic toy of their little fellow travelers and sister tourists shouldn't promptly become their own private property.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer 1912

  • The thing which is really undemocratic and unfraternal is to say, as so many modern humanitarians say, "Of course one must make allowances for those on a lower plane."

    Heretics 1905

  • All things considered indeed, it may be said, without undue exaggeration, that the really undemocratic and unfraternal thing is the common practice of not kicking the butler downstairs.

    Heretics 1905

  • He felt there was a touch of disloyalty, of unfraternal individualism, even about knowing the right answer to a sum.

    Alarms and Discursions 1905

  • The thing which is really undemocratic and unfraternal is not to expect the butler to be more or less divine.

    Heretics 1905

  • The difference on the subject of the right function of the church continued to be held as the ground for continuing the separation from the General Assembly after the alleged ground in political geography had ceased to be valid; the working motive for it was more obvious in the unfraternal and almost wantonly exasperating course of the national

    A History of American Christianity 1830-1907 1897


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