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.
Woo's mother met her older sister at a reunion that took place in 2010.
With the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas starting to build its women's national team pool, Jaja Santiago is already looking into the prospect of having to play with older sister Dindin Santiago-Manabat.
I'm 14 and I'm miserable because my older sister, who's 16, rules the roost.
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.
Summary: The four-year-old girl who survived the shootings in the Alps has returned to the UK, while her older sister has come out of a coma.
The 62-year-old made the decision to shave off all her hair in aid of charity after her older sister and niece both died of lung cancer.
Harry showed his caring side as he spoke to Daisy Moore, six, her mother Katie, and older sister Molly, eight, about how Daisy has cared for her older sister since she suffered a brain haemorrhage and a stroke two years ago.
This effect is particularly strong between sisters, regardless of whether the older sister still lives in the household," said Lindskog.
THE older sister of a six-year-old girl who is alleged to have been raped by her two brothers in Birmingham has told a jury she was also assaulted by one of the boys.
The use of white spacing and positioning of photographic-type depictions enhance the reflective nature of the text, with the final coupling of older sister and now grown baby brother affirming family affection within a rites of passage theme.
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