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sisterhood:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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sisterhood

a religious body or society of sisters, esp a community, order, or congregation of nuns
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Other letters were written for me by my valued fellow-workers, the sisterhood at the Mothers'-Small-Clothes.
But we may safely leave these brethren and sisterhood to settle their own congenialities.
Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood, Fan.
She was well known to the doctor as a trustworthy and careful person, who had nursed his own wife; and she would be assisted, from time to time, by a lady who was a member of a religious Sisterhood in the district, and whose compassionate interest had been warmly aroused in the case.
All the other Isanusis, male and female, sat down in a half-moon facing the king, but this woman drew forward, and with her came nine of her sisterhood.
Some studied how to watch the tender buds, when to spread them to the sunlight, and when to shelter them from rain; how to guard the ripening seeds, and when to lay them in the warm earth or send them on the summer wind to far off hills and valleys, where other Fairy hands would tend and cherish them, till a sisterhood of happy flowers sprang up to beautify and gladden the lonely spot where they had fallen.
Henri began to take a new footing in the school; her mental power, manifested gradually but steadily, ere long extorted recognition even from the envious; and when the young and healthy saw that she could smile brightly, converse gaily, move with vivacity and alertness, they acknowledged in her a sisterhood of youth and health, and tolerated her as of their kind accordingly.
High Stakes is an unabridged audiobook thriller on MP3 CD (plays on MP3-CD enabled players or transfers to portable devices) featuring investigative reporter Dennis West, who has allied with the Men of the Sisterhood, a group parallel to The Sisterhood; both organizations are devoted to aiding the needy and directly combatting the evils of the world.
The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History" by Hope Nicholson (who is the owner and founder of Bedside Press, specializing in archival and anthology comics collections) readers will meet simply fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning of this media.
An second sequel for 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' is a possibility in the future, according to the film's star, America Ferrera.
The city government here and the municipal government of Castilla in Sorsogon province have entered into a sisterhood agreement in pursuit of friendship and understanding much as initiatives and development for both localitiess.
com/national-sisters-day-first-sunday-in-august/) no clear origin but an obvious goal: celebrate sisterhood.