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The Brothers Karamazov
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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

  • He saw many who came with sick children or relatives and besought the elder to lay hands on them and to pray over them, return shortly after—some the next day—and, falling in tears at the elder’s feet, thank him for healing their sick.
  • As I followed the case more closely in the papers my idea was more and more confirmed, and I suddenly received from the prisoner’s relatives a request to undertake his defense.

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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
  • First an elegant open carriage, drawn by two valuable horses, drove up with Miuesov and a distant relative of his, a young man of twenty, called Pyotr Fomitch Kalganov.
  • I am not your relative and never have been, you contemptible man!

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  • One’s quite a young gentleman, a relative of Mr. Miuesov, he must be, but I’ve forgotten his name . and I expect you know the other, too, a gentleman called Maximov.
  • Goodness is one thing with me and another with a Chinaman, so it’s a relative thing.
  • Is it not relative?
  • Home, home, I’ll eat at home, I don’t feel equal to it here, Pyotr Alexandrovitch, my amiable 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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