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Examples of confrere in a Sentence
many of the judge's confreres on the Fifth Circuit bench don't feel as she does on the issue
Recent Examples of confrere from the Web
According to this analysis, Murray and his confreres can qualify as charlatans at best, racists at worst, and likely something in between.
The audience ate it up, and the Czech players had a ball partnering their American confreres, according to Sporcl.
Some of her confreres were intent on exposing the complex roles of photography in everyday life, especially in advertising and movies.
And the Brazilian police quickly dismantled, through video evidence and the testimony of Lochte's three swimming confreres, the Olympic athlete's shifting fabrications.
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Did You Know?
Confrere arrived in English from Anglo-French in the 15th century, and ultimately derives from the Medieval Latin confrater, meaning "brother" or "fellow." (Frater, the root of this term, shares an ancient ancestor with our word brother.) English speakers also began using another descendant of confrater in the 15th century: confraternity, meaning "a society devoted to a religious or charitable cause." In the past, confrere was often used specifically of a fellow member of a confraternity, but these days it is used more generally.
Origin and Etymology of confrere
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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