The preachers thus fell into parties, which attacked each other in a brotherly way.
"Sounds like brotherly concern," Sasha mocked.
Andre pressed with brotherly concern in his voice.
"After twenty years of intimate and almost brotherly friendship with him," said Bright, "I little knew how much I loved him till I had lost him."
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.