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relative
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 uses
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1  —3 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."
  • It is just as well that we should do business with the male relatives.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (65% in)
  • He found, as so many more have done, that the practice is easier to attain than to get rid of, and for many years he continued to be a slave to the drug, an object of mingled horror and pity to his friends and relatives.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (1% in)
  • It seems rather sad that his relatives should allow him to come out alone.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (0% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • It must always be in the same relative position to the ventilator and to the rope—or so we may call it, since it was clearly never meant for a bell-pull.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (78% in)
  • The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (14% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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