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  • They considered consanguineous marriages up to the third cousin as incest.
  • The risk of birth defect increases in consanguineous marriages.
  • Am not I consanguineous? Am I not of her blood?
    Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • Second is the Principle of Consanguinity, which says, ’a piece of a thing can represent the whole of a thing.’
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • On our vocabulary list a few days before we’d had the word consanguinity: joined in blood.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Am not I consanguineous? am I not of her blood?
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • And here I cannot but take notice of the strong ties of friendship, which many times surpass those of consanguinity: For often we find a great disagreement among kindred; and when there is any seeming regard for each other, it is very seldom true, and scarce ever lasting, if powerful interest does not bear the sway; and that alone is often the occasion of the greatest hatred in the world, which is to desire the death of parents and relations, for the sake of acquiring their fortunes.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • But though these two were in consanguinity so nearly related, they were in their dispositions almost the opposites to each other.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • When I hear this oracular sentence, I am for a moment absorbed in thought, emphasizing to myself each word separately that I may come at the meaning of it, that I may find out by what degree of consanguinity They are related to me, and what authority they may have in an affair which affects me so nearly; and, finally, I am inclined to answer her with equal mystery, and without any more emphasis of the "they"—"It is true, they did not make them so recently, but they do now."
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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  • …the womb consequent upon the menopause, the problem of the perpetration of the species in the case of females impregnated by delinquent rape, that distressing manner of delivery called by the Brandenburghers Sturzgeburt, the recorded instances of multiseminal, twikindled and monstrous births conceived during the catamenic period or of consanguineous parents—in a word all the cases of human nativity which Aristotle has classified in his masterpiece with chromolithographic illustrations.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …interest in Richard’s favour, generally; and Sir Leicester had replied in a gracious manner that he would be happy to advance the prospects of the young gentleman if it should ever prove to be within his power, which was not at all probable, and that my Lady sent her compliments to the young gentleman (to whom she perfectly remembered that she was allied by remote consanguinity) and trusted that he would ever do his duty in any honourable profession to which he might devote himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I remember I was in a fishmarket square in Naples (and the Neapolitans are people who don’t give up easily on consanguinity)—this fishmarket where the mussels were done up in bouquets with colored string and slices of lemon, squids rotting out their sunk speckles from their flabbiness, steely fish bleeding and others with peculiar coins of scales—and I saw an old beggar with his eyes closed sitting in the shells who had had written on his chest in mercurochrome: Profit by my imminent…
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But for my part, I suspect that the tables of consanguinity have a natural basis in a natural repugnance [he rises].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • The increasing remoteness of consanguinity is every day diminishing the force of the family compact between France and Spain.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • How, having often found two exactly similar names, even belonging to the same place, to involve no traceable consanguinity, near or distant, he did not at first give much heed to this, except in the way of speculation as to what a surprising change would be made in the condition of a little seamstress, if she could be shown to have any interest in so large a property.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The incidents of sex which they contain, though carried in both to the extreme point at which another step would be dealt with, not by the King’s Reader, but by the police, do not involve adultery, nor any allusion to Mrs Warren’s profession, nor to the fact that the children of any polyandrous group will, when they grow up, inevitably be confronted, as those of Mrs Warren’s group are in my play, with the insoluble problem of their own possible consanguinity.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • Correspondence, Consanguinity, and Conservation.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This brings me to the second law, Consanguinity.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
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