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relative
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Pygmalion
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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

  • HIGGINS [eagerly, going to his mother] Genteel relatives! now we shall hear something.

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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
  • HIGGINS [springing up excitedly] By George, Pick, it’s some relative of hers that she’s gone to.
  • A year ago I hadn’t a relative in the world except two or three that wouldn’t speak to me.

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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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