younger brother

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younger brother

One's younger male sibling. Yeah, I have a younger brother—his name is Jim. Johnny is Bella's younger brother.
See also: brother, young
References in classic literature ?
Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited.
But the younger brothers and sisters, for whom they made such sacrifices and who have had `advantages,' never seem to me, when I meet them now, half as interesting or as well educated.
Her younger brother, who was by, cried, 'Hold, sister, you run too fast; I am an exception to your rule.
Well,' says the younger brother, 'but your neighbours, as you call them, may be even with you, for beauty will steal a husband sometimes in spite of money, and when the maid chances to be handsomer than the mistress, she oftentimes makes as good a market, and rides in a coach before her.
She turned away from him and glanced at her younger brother, who was screwing up his eyes and shaking with suppressed laughter, and unable to control herself any longer, she jumped up and rushed from the room as fast as her nimble little feet would carry her.
Like his younger brother Henry, he had increased his pecuniary resources by his own enterprise and ingenuity; with this difference, that his speculations were connected with the Arts.
The younger brother impatiently rejoined, `With twelve o'clock?
He knew very well that he was the proprietor or appropriator of the money, which, according to all proper calculation, ought to have fallen to his younger brother, and he had, we may be sure, some secret pangs of remorse within him, which warned him that he ought to perform some act of justice, or, let us say, compensation, towards these disappointed relations.
And I have no doubt that Pitt Crawley's contrition, or kindness if you will, towards his younger brother, by whom he had so much profited, was only a very small dividend upon the capital sum in which he was indebted to Rawdon.
Thy cousin's younger brother owes my father's cousin something yet on his daughter's marriage-feast,' said the woman crisply.
The younger brother had been a traveller in many countries, and had made his pilgrimage through life alone.
The king's younger brother struck the table with his hand, exclaiming, "Ah
A pale, delicate, effeminate boy, who might have been taken for my master's younger brother, so strong was the resemblance: but there was a sickly peevishness in his aspect that Edgar Linton never had.
Alexander, the younger brother, was sickly, clever, fond of books and drawing, and full of satirical remarks.
Fortunately he had a younger brother who was more promising.