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kindred
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition similar or related in quality or character

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closely related — such as family or things with shared origin
  • This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
    Introductory (19% in)
  • She stood apart from mortal interests, yet close beside them, like a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside, and can no longer make itself seen or felt; no more smile with the household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or, should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden sympathy, awakening only terror and horrible repugnance.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (64% in)
  • For her kindred, should the tidings ever reach them, and for the companions of her unspotted life, there remained nothing but the contagion of her dishonour; which would not fail to be distributed in strict accordance and proportion with the intimacy and sacredness of their previous relationship.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (3% in)
  • The truth seems to be, however, that the mother-forest, and these wild things which it nourished, all recognised a kindred wilderness in the human child.
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (94% in)
  • —and sad, because he missed his heavenly kindred!
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (80% in)

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