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relative
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Man And Superman
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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

  • We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.
  • When you meet your relatives there, and they persist in treating you as if you were still a mortal, you will not be able to bear them.

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  • Come! there’s nobody listening: neither my genteel relatives nor the secretary of your confounded Union.
  • When a man who is born a poet refuses a stool in a stockbroker’s office, and starves in a garret, spunging on a poor landlady or on his friends and relatives rather than work against his grain; or when a lady, because she is a lady, will face any extremity of parasitic dependence rather than take a situation as cook or parlormaid, we make large allowances for them.

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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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  • Yes: a funeral was always a festivity in black, especially the funeral of a relative.

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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
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