sisterly


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sis·ter·ly

 (sĭs′tər-lē)
adj.
Of, characteristic of, or befitting sisters or a sister.
adv.
As a sister.

sis′ter·li·ness n.

sisterly

(ˈsɪstəlɪ)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a sister, esp in showing kindness and affection
ˈsisterliness n

sis•ter•ly

(ˈsɪs tər li)

adj.
1. befitting a sister: sisterly affection.
adv.
2. in the manner of a sister.
[1560–70]
sis′ter•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sisterly - like or characteristic of or befitting a sister; "sisterly kindness"; "sororal concern"
brotherlike, brotherly, fraternal - like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"
Translations
sestrinski

sisterly

[ˈsɪstəlɪ] ADJde hermana

sisterly

[ˈsɪstərli] adjsororal(e)

sisterly

sisterly

[ˈsɪstəlɪ] adjfraterno/a, da sorella
References in classic literature ?
I make these remarks in a sisterly and Christian spirit.
She writes, therefore, to assure me that she is safe and well -- that she hopes to see me before long -- and that she has something to tell me, when we meet, which will try my sisterly love for her as nothing has tried it yet.
I like your company, because I am alone here, and your conversation pleases me more than that of any other person; but if you cannot be content to regard me as a friend - a plain, cold, motherly, or sisterly friend - I must beg you to leave me now, and let me alone hereafter: in fact, we must be strangers for the future.
Vernon that her sisterly cautions have been bestowed in vain, and to persuade Reginald that she has scandalously belied me.
She commended me to God, who had taken my innocent darling to His rest; and in her sisterly affection cherished me always, and was always at my side go where I would; proud of what I had done, but infinitely prouder yet of what I was reserved to do.
The Colonel reproached his daughter for her lack of filial kindness and respect, her want of sisterly affection and womanly consideration.
Her admiration and regard, even her sisterly regard, was all his own; but he was a lover; his attentions were wholly Marianne's, and a far less agreeable man might have been more generally pleasing.
Somehow it seemed to her that he was helping her to understand what she had never understood; and in her gratitude she was conscious of a most sisterly desire to help him, too--sisterly, save for one pang, not quite to be subdued, that for him she was without romance.
At first she had tolerated with sisterly fondness what she conceived to be his foolishness; but now, out of sisterly solicitude, she grew anxious.
At the opening of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven the relations between Anne and Blanche were relations of sisterly sympathy and sisterly love.
Wife and child, too, are Starbuck's --wife and child of his brotherly, sisterly, play-fellow youth; even as thine, sir, are the wife and child of thy loving, longing, paternal old age
I think it would not be very likely to promote sisterly affection or delicacy of mind.