brethrennoun [ plural ]uk /ˈbreð.rən/ us /ˈbreð.rən/ old-fashioned
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- A strange blasphemy, he muttered, and yet not strange enough to save the brethren from the infection of it.
- Brethren, let us not aspire to the high things of the world, but to the meekness and gentleness of Christ.
- The clergy of the West despised their brethren of the East for their cowardly submission to the secular arm.
- The word, my brethren, the answer to all that, is nigh unto us, even in our mouth and in our heart.