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SISTER. A woman who has the same father and mother with another, or has one of them only. In the first case she is called sister, simply; in the second, half sister. Vide Brother; Children; Descent; Father; Mother.

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I heard from Aunt Bessie not long ago," Helen stated.
Still holding Helen's hand he drew his arm round Rachel's shoulder, thus making them come uncomfortably close, but Helen forbore to look.
At this Helen immediately brightened more than she had yet done, and explained that her son was six and her daughter ten.
Unless he made this a holiday, when his books were all packed, he would have no holiday whatever; for out at Santa Marina Helen knew, by experience, that he would work all day; his boxes, she said, were packed with books.
We looked in and saw you laughing," Helen remarked.
As this was quite true Helen did not attempt to deny it, and her next remark, "But didn't they improve after we'd gone?
From all this Helen drew her own conclusions, which were gloomy enough.
Helen started her path in the retail clothing business in New Orleans as a buyer for the department store Maison Blanche and later in Mississippi at Kennington's department store.
The press is invited to attend the Grand Opening of The Helen Oliveri Team's newest office which will be at 101 W.
David Evans, Walsall, West Mids HELEN deserves happiness after all those disastrous relationships in Coronation Street
Helen was in her mid-70's and touring the Pacific region with Richard Coe, retired drama critic of The Washington Post.