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relative
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • Jem said Mr. Avery misfigured, Dill said he must drink a gallon a day, and the ensuing contest to determine relative distances and respective prowess only made me feel left out again, as I was untalented in this area.
    p. 68.4
relative = in comparison to each other
  • Until Jem and Dill excluded me from their plans, she was only another lady in the neighborhood, but a relatively benign presence.
    p. 56.1

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2  —4 uses as in:
they are relatives
Definition
connected
in various senses, including:
  • a person related by blood or marriage — as in "The hospital won't let me visit her because I'm not a relative."
  • a plant or animal related by origin or grouping — "The closest relative of the dog is the gray wolf."
  • -he just gets passed around from relative to relative, and Miss Rachel keeps him every summer.
    p. 110.0
relative = a person related by blood or marriage
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There were six bedrooms upstairs, four for the eight female children, one for Welcome Finch, the sole son, and one for visiting relatives.
    p. 106.7
  • relatives = people related by blood or marriage
  • -he just gets passed around from relative to relative, and Miss Rachel keeps him every summer.
    p. 110.0
  • relative = a person related by blood or marriage
  • The remainder of the afternoon went by in the gentle gloom that descends when relatives appear, but was dispelled when we heard a car turn in the driveway.
    p. 171.2
relatives = people related by blood or marriage
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