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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

  • And with this admirable discretion did she defer the assurance of her finding their mutual relatives more disagreeable than ever, and of her being particularly disgusted with his mother, till they were more in private.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • The slightest mention of anything relative to Willoughby overpowered her in an instant; and though her family were most anxiously attentive to her comfort, it was impossible for them, if they spoke at all, to keep clear of every subject which her feelings connected with him.
  • But for this strange kind of secrecy maintained by them relative to their engagement, which in fact concealed nothing at all, she could not account; and it was so wholly contradictory to their general opinions and practice, that a doubt sometimes entered her mind of their being really engaged, and this doubt was enough to prevent her making any inquiry of Marianne.

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  • It is of importance that no time should be lost with him, for he will of course have much to do relative to his ordination.
  • Elinor was grateful for the attention, but it could not alter her design; and their mother’s concurrence being readily gained, every thing relative to their return was arranged as far as it could be;— and Marianne found some relief in drawing up a statement of the hours that were yet to divide her from Barton.

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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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