Big Brother

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n big brother an older brother
    • n Big Brother an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
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Usage

In literature:

Your brother's a big boy now; he's old enough to look after himself.
"Impact" by Irving E. Cox
Never had he loved his brother so much, and never had the big world called to him so hard.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Especially the big gray-skinned guy beside him, the brother he'd never had.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Big sister and little sister and brother were dead, and the little old grandmother.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
Wolf say: 'We all have this man for our brother, but I find him, so I say he come live with the big wolves.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
He believes on, depends on, trusts, his big brother.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
So one day he told Brother Ruffino to go to a big church in the city and preach.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay
But when his big brother heard that he had refused to give his cap for a King's golden crown, he said that Anders was a stupid.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
But you have a big brother.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
I wish you'd look upon me as your big brother.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

Said the Junkie skeleton
Can't we get a fix?
Said the Big Brother skeleton
Jail the dirty pricks
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
This is the baby who doesn't do a thing,
This is the lady who loves to wear a ring,
This is their big sister, this is another,
And this stout thumb is their great sturdy brother.
"Five Little Fingers" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Brutish, overburthened mothers,
With their hungry children cast
Half-nude to the nipping blast;
Little sisters with their brothers
Dragging in their arms all day
Children nigh as big as they.
"The Street-Children's Dance" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

Then my big brother started boxing and I trained with him and started hitting the bag.
'Little Boyle ' steps up for big brother.
Big Brother – Power Moves & Double Eviction.
"Big Brother " v safety.
Ron Wolfley listened to his big brother , Craig, about everything and sought his sage wisdom on the eve of his first training camp with the NFL St Louis Cardinals in 1985.
This group of fantastic kids (approximately 75, in grades 8-12) donated their time this past summer selling candy and popcorn at "Movies in the Park" to raise $1,087 for Big Brother Big Sisters.
Held by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville is November 16 at Eaglesticks Giant Tent from 6-11pm.
Police in South Carolina say a 19-year-old died after agreeing to eat the cocaine his big brother had hidden in his buttocks .
The baby's big brother, Ryan Patrick Kelly, is 2 1/2.
We google for Big Brother, for Canada , for love.
Are drivers ready for Big Brother car insurance plans.
Big Brother – Power Of Veto – Game CHANGER .
Spirit Night at Chick -fil-a to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Bookshelf speaker packs in much of the technology from its big brother Triton.
Elizabeth Gillespie, mother of three children including Brandy, said her kids enjoy Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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In science:

To emphasise how FuturICT will benefit a broad cross section of the society and avoid becoming a “Big Brother” tool to govern people, the discussion of the social impact below is explicitly performed from the perspective of decision makers as well as from the perspective of citizens.
FuturICT
D. Chaum, "Security without identification: transaction systems to make big brother obsolete", Communications of the ACM, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 1030–1044, 1985.
A Revised Classification of Anonymity
Chaum, Security without identification; transaction systems to make big brother obsolete, Comm.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
For end-users, the potential ‘evil’ of an all-seeing big brother can be turned into ‘good’ by eliminating manual tasks and facilitating other repetitive processes based around spreadsheets.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
But normally the richer of the home population, to amuse themselves into passivity, get a brave new world of Fox ‘News’, Super Bowl, Big Brother, cheap DVD recorders, and Hollywood movies and celebrities.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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