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adjective brotherly pronunciation in British English /ˈbrʌðə(r)li/
  1. typical of the good feelings that a man or boy has for his brothers and sisters
    ‘Rachel, stop!’ cried John, with brotherly anxiety.
    brotherly love/advice
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    1. a.
      typical of the feelings that a man or boy has for his male friends
      He felt a real brotherly affection for his co-workers.
    2. b.


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