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brotherly love

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Definition of brotherly love in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Feelings of humanity and compassion towards one’s fellow humans.
Example sentences
  • A Roman story makes them out to be mortals whom Zeus lofted into the heavens in recognition of their brotherly love.
  • They worked the farm together for years in brotherly love.
  • We will be together in the historic city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.

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