half sister


Definition of half sister

: a sister related through one parent only

Examples of half sister in a Sentence

Emily is my half sister.

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Ben never even meets Emma, Ross' daughter with Rachel and Ben's half sister. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "“Riverdale”’s Cole Sprouse Has a Crazy Theory About the Disappearance of His “Friends” Character," 19 Feb. 2019 The cousin put him in touch with his half sister, who then contacted their mother, Dennis said. Meagan Flynn, The Seattle Times, "The story of the baby found in an Ohio phone booth in 1954," 20 Aug. 2018 In addition to her husband, Ms. Aberra is survived by her father; her daughter, Rachel Amsale Brown; and a half sister, Aster Yilma. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Amsale Aberra, Trendsetting Bridal Gown Designer, Is Dead at 64," 5 Apr. 2018 The half sisters have since seen each other several times, meeting in restaurants between their homes. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?," 16 June 2018 Camille's half sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen), has a fixation on dollhouses. Emily Yahr, chicagotribune.com, "'Sharp Objects' premiere features one major difference from Gillian Flynn's novel," 9 July 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018 This morning, Thomas' daughter (and Meghan's half sister) Samantha claimed that staging the photos photos was her idea. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kensington Palace Responds to Reports That Meghan Markle's Dad Won't Be at the Royal Wedding," 14 May 2018 His half sisters had come and gone between Mexico and the United States. Eli Saslow, Anchorage Daily News, "Raids are separating families in the heartland," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of half sister

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of half sister

: a sister with the same father but a different mother or the same mother but a different father

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Kids Definition of half sister

: a sister by one parent only

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