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relative
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The Hobbit
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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

  • It is all very well for Gandalf to talk about this hobbit being fierce, but one shriek like that in a moment of excitement would be enough to wake the dragon and all his relatives, and kill the lot of us.
  • "We were on a journey to visit our relatives, our nephews and nieces, and first, second, and third cousins, and the other descendants of our grandfathers, who live on the East side of these truly hospitable mountains," said Thorin, not quite knowing what to say all at once in a moment, when obviously the exact truth would not do at all.

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  • They would stand a siege for weeks, and by that time yet more dwarves might come, and yet more, for Thorin had many 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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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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