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The Fountainhead
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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 boy’s entrance papers showed no record of nearest relatives.
  • The friends and relatives to whom Mrs. Sanborn hurried with the sketches did not like the house at all.

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  • He had no relatives left, you know.
  • Hopton Stoddard had never married, had no relatives and no friends; he distrusted people, believing that they were always after his money.
  • When asked about it, Roark had said indifferently: "I don’t think I have any relatives.

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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
  • Well, you know, ’career’ is a relative term.
  • He had snapped that he was married to Dominique Francon, and he had added some sort of explanation about Dominique going out of town to announce the marriage to some old 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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