sister

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɪstər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɪstɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sistər)


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sister

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. my [elder, older, oldest, younger, youngest] sister
  2. she is only my half-sister
  3. I have [two, three, five] sisters
  4. her grandmother had [five] sisters and [three] brothers
  5. my sisters had [separate, individual, their own] rooms
  6. she [is, will be, used to be] my sister-in-law
  7. he was [caught in bed, having an affair] with his wife's sister
  8. she [lives, works] with her sister
  9. he turned to his sister for [support, help, advice, guidance]
  10. she is a sister at the [convent, monastery, religious school]
  11. show solidarity for our [African, displaced] sisters
  12. the [ships, towns, cities] are sisters
  13. brothers and sisters
  14. [come on, you go, you tell him], sister!
  15. UK: the sister in [charge, the ward]
n as adj
  1. a sister [city, site, company]
  2. sister cities in [Europe, America, Asia]
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