Definition of Foster-sister
1. Noun. Your foster sister is a female who is not a daughter of your parents but who is raised by your parents.
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Literary usage of Foster-sister
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Shahmah in Pursuit of Freedom; Or, The Branded Hand by Frances Harriet Green (1858)
"... my foster sister, and nearly of my own age. We were nursed both at the same time ; and never having had a sister of my own, as is very natural, ..."
2. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"Josephine's foster-sister, Lucette, disappointed of the emancipation from slavery which she insisted her mistress promised, attempted to poison her in a ..."
3. A History of the Valley of Virginia by Samuel Kercheval (1850)
"She found her foster sister, but her brother was out on a hunting excursion. She complained to her foster sister of the treatment she had received, ..."
4. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Ramsay Weston Rhipps (1895)
"... the death of the Prince—Order for digging the grave—The foster-sister of the Due d'Enghien—Reading the sentence—The lantern—General Savary—The faithful ..."
5. The Hedaya, Or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr] [al-Marghīnānī, Charles Hamilton (1870)
"... where a man has a foster-sister, *to has a mother by blood, ... who is the foster- mother of the female infant (that is to say, of his foster-sister. ..."