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used in Jane Eyre

12 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
they are relatives
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."
  • But are your relatives so very poor?
    Chapter 3 (79% in)
  • Not now, but he has had — or, at least, relatives.
    Chapter 13 (92% in)
  • Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.
    Chapter 21 (1% in)
  • No, sir; I am not on such terms with my relatives as would justify me in asking favours of them — but I shall advertise.
    Chapter 21 (23% in)
  • I mused on the funeral day, the coffin, the hearse, the black train of tenants and servants — few was the number of relatives — the gaping vault, the silent church, the solemn service.
    Chapter 22 (29% in)
  • There were no groomsmen, no bridesmaids, no relatives to wait for or marshal: none but Mr. Rochester and I. Mrs. Fairfax stood in the hall as we passed.
    Chapter 26 (7% in)
  • Her relatives encouraged me; competitors piqued me; she allured me: a marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was.
    Chapter 27 (33% in)
  • Is it better to drive a fellow-creature to despair than to transgress a mere human law, no man being injured by the breach? for you have neither relatives nor acquaintances whom you need fear to offend by living with me?
    Chapter 27 (79% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I have no relative but the universal mother, Nature: I will seek her breast and ask repose.
    Chapter 28 (5% in)
  • It seems they had come in the carriage with their reverend relative, and had been conducting a rummaging scrutiny of the room upstairs, while he transacted business with the housekeeper, questioned the laundress, and lectured the superintendent.
    Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • What had occurred since, calculated to change his and my relative positions?
    Chapter 17 (65% in)
  • My uncle I had heard was dead — my only relative; ever since being made aware of his existence, I had cherished the hope of one day seeing him: now, I never should.
    Chapter 33 (46% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" in Jane Eyre.

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