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adjective     brotherly pronunciation in British English
  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. b.
      if a man’s behaviour towards a woman is brotherly, he likes her a lot but he does not love her in a romantic way

      He gave her a brotherly kiss on the cheek.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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