older sister

older sister

A female who is older than one or more of her siblings. I'll ask my older sister to help us with the move. Connie's older sister will be there on Saturday, and I'd really like you to meet her. Our neighbor Jill was like an older sister to me when I was growing up.
See also: older, sister
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Her older sister, Margaret, was matronly and dignified, probably from having assumed matronly and housewifely responsibilities too early in life, their mother having died when they were quite young, Margaret was not effusive; she was practical.
When about to be sent to the same market, an older sister went to the shambles, to plead with the wretch who owned them, for the love of God, to spare his victims.
Then, gravely again: "I'm afraid some of your older sisters would not be quite so--confident.
At the Kings' she daily saw all she wanted, for the children's older sisters were just out, and Meg caught frequent glimpses of dainty ball dresses and bouquets, heard lively gossip about theaters, concerts, sleighing parties, and merrymakings of all kinds, and saw money lavished on trifles which would have been so precious to her.
About a week ago, a 13-year-old girl told an older sister's friend that Rojas had abused her several times over the last five years, including as recently as one month ago, said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis.
Her parents later contacted her older sister, Yechu, who then told the NYPD that it was a hoax.
Actress Jessy Mendiola brought her boyfriend Luis Manzano with her to Okinawa, Japan to meet her older sister, whom she had not seen for five years.
PHOTO| COURTESY.From that day, the two sisters have been inseparable with the younger sister following in the shadow of her older sister.
Han depicts the different emotions associated with the color white, in mourning and memory of her older sister, who died just two hours after birth.
Henry also had an older sister called Margaret and a younger one called Mary.
Summary: The model is following in the footsteps of older sister Gigi
I'm 14 and I'm miserable because my older sister, who's 16, rules the roost.
I can't stand to be around my older sister, who handles Mom's finances.
Dear Coleen, THREE years ago, my older sister and I decided to split my dad's money into separate bank accounts, with his agreement, to keep it safe for his future needs and so we wouldn't lose it all if he ever needed to go into a care home.
"You might want to sit down for this," the older sister said.
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