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1. a senior nurse
2. Chiefly RC Church a nun or a title given to a nun
3. a woman fellow member of a Church or religious body
4. Biology denoting any of the cells or cell components formed by division of a parent cell or cell component
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What does it mean when you dream about your sister?

To dream of one’s sister is complex because of the complex relationship we usually have with a sibling. It may indicate a union of family or the need to relate to one’s family. This kind of dream can also acknowledge one’s close feelings with others who are like a sister.

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Here she is!' She wanted to see her sister, but when she got round to Mr Cripples's, she found that both her sister and her uncle had gone to the theatre where they were engaged.
'It was a kind of sampler of large size, that each sister had before her; the device was of a complex and intricate description, and the pattern and colours of all five were the same.
She was too indolent even to accept a mother's gratification in witnessing their success and enjoyment at the expense of any personal trouble, and the charge was made over to her sister, who desired nothing better than a post of such honourable representation, and very thoroughly relished the means it afforded her of mixing in society without having horses to hire.
I had got a letter from my sister, a few hours before, saying that all was well at home.
"No, dear, no," said Dorothea, stroking her sister's cheek.
Elinor's thoughts were full of what might be passing in Berkeley Street during their absence; but a moment's glance at her sister when they returned was enough to inform her, that Willoughby had paid no second visit there.
And saying these words she glanced at her sister, and seeing that Dolly sat silent, her head mournfully bowed, Kitty, instead of running out of the room as she had meant to do, sat down near the door, and hid her face in her handkerchief.
"The part which I acted is now to be explained.His sisters' uneasiness had been equally excited with my own; our coincidence of feeling was soon discovered, and, alike sensible that no time was to be lost in detaching their brother, we shortly resolved on joining him directly in London.
Tulliver says he always will have a good dinner for his friends while he can pay for it," she said; "and he's a right to do as he likes in his own house, sister."
My sister had a trenchant way of cutting our bread-and-butter for us, that never varied.
"Sire," replied Scheherazade, "I have a sister who loves me as tenderly as I love her.
We beg your pardon." She turned to one of her sisters. "Sophia, the pattern is ready in the drawer of that table behind you.

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