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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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relative
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: they are relatives Define
connected in various senses such as:
  • a person related by blood or marriage
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping

  • The only classes of words that were still allowed to inflect irregularly were the pronouns, the relatives, the demonstrative adjectives, and the auxiliary verbs.

  • There are no more uses of "relative" identified with this meaning, but check unspecified meaning below.

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  • Police are searching for friends or relatives who might know something about her plans that night.
  • I have relatives in California.

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  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.
  • They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered.

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  • Relative to our own, the Newspeak vocabulary was tiny, and new ways of reducing it were constantly being devised.

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as in: the relative importance Define
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
as in: they are relatives Define
connected in various senses such as:
  • a person related by blood or marriage
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping

as in: questions relative to the topic Define
related to
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