blood brother

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blood brother a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
    • n blood brother a male with the same parents as someone else "my brother still lives with our parents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blood brother See under Blood.
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Usage

In literature:

Thou thinkest the blood of thy brother is hidden by the earth.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
He has quenched the love of a mother in my brother's blood, and I will that he should die.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The blood of our brothers is calling for vengeance.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
In the cab Winifred, knowing nothing of the blood-money in her brother's pocket, begged him not to vote for Mr. Burroughs.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Hour after hour they fought, Frenchmen against Frenchmen, brother against brother, and the pavements were clotted with blood.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Louis de Lorraine, Duke de Nevers, was my cousin by blood, my brother by affection.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
In fact all three of 'em seemed to be real blood brothers.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Let us turn from blood and sin and walk in the way our brother showed us.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
I know of a case whar after hit wuz ten years a brother an' sister lived side by side an' didn't know dey wuz blood kin.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I feel as if my brother's blood were crying out against my soul.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
Is the claim of property in man so sacred, and the blood of our brothers so cheap?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
But now will I count thee guiltless of my brother's blood if thou wilt cut out the heart of the dragon and give me to eat of it.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
There might be ill blood on their brother's part, but there would be none on theirs.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
People then regarded each other as brothers because they were of the same blood, descended from the same ancestor.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Hunger was the Bolshevists' blood-brother.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I must give more, or, I tell you, my brother's blood will some day be crying to Heaven against me.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Hartvik and Egil, however, loved Halfred so dearly that they begged him to receive them as his blood brothers.
"Saga of Halfred the Sigskald" by Felix Dahn
Then in truth would they be as blood-brothers!
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
The blood brother of the defense screen, its energies concentrated into a pencil of radiation.
"Planet of the Gods" by Robert Moore Williams
Toby took me up there, and they treated me as if I was their own blood brother.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
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In poetry:

Monstrous and unhappy sight,
Brothers' blood will not unite;
Holy oil and holy water,
Mix, and fill the world with slaughter.
"The Wake of William Orr" by William Drennan
Warriors who the world o'ercame
Were in brother's blood imbrued;
While the saints of purer fame,
Greater far themselves subdued.
"The True Heroes : Or, The Noble Army Of Martyrs" by Hannah More
O sad reverse! -- Sunk on the ground;
His slaughter'd son he view'd;
And dying Birtha, close he found,
In brother's blood imbrued.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Whither, whither, reckless Romans,
Are you rushing, sword in hand?
Has not yet the blood of brothers,
Fully stained the sea and land?
"Horace, Seventh Epode" by James Clerk Maxwell
Oh, then rejoice that through His Son
God is with sinners now at one;
Made like yourselves of flesh and blood,
Your Brother is the eternal God.
"To Shepherds As They Watched" by Martin Luther
There once of old wild battles roared
And brother-blood was on the sword;
Now all the fields are rich with grain
And only roses redden the plain.
"The Christ Of The Andes" by Edwin Markham

In news:

Palin's Ex-Brother-in-Law Says He Regrets Bad Blood .
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Bullfighting 's Blood Brothers.
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'Blood Brothers' shines new light on Loki .
Esad Ribic's paintings come to animated life in Thor & Loki : Blood Brothers.
Doobie Brothers music is in PJ Heinz's blood.
Following up his Beijing Olympics opening-ceremony mega-production, Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple by dressing it up in flamboyant silk and translating it to Mandarin.
" And while this past week's 'Supernatural' thriller "Blood Brother" left us on a pretty dark note, we're about due for something a little more lightheart...
Brendan Looney (1981-2010): For him, 'brother' meant more than blood.
Reading was by Benjamin Blood, brother of the bride.
Dev Hynes may moonlight as a songwriter for artists like Florence and the Machine and The Chemical Brothers, but we venture into his solo work as Blood Orange when he drops by our studios.
I wrote that in Judaism, redeeming the captive is very important: "You shall not stand idly by the blood of your brother" (Leviticus 19:16).
For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood.
TO celebrate their 30th birthdays, Christian Rusby, a sustainability consultant in Seattle, and his twin brother, Jake, a college student, decided to get blood on their hands.
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