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relative
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 meanings, 21 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • The English, Turkish, Japanese, Hindu laws, are as familiar to me as the French laws, and thus I was right, when I said to you, that relatively (you know that everything is relative, sir)—that relatively to what I have done, you have very little to do; but that relatively to all I have learned, you have yet a great deal to learn.
    Chapters 47-48 (73% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The English, Turkish, Japanese, Hindu laws, are as familiar to me as the French laws, and thus I was right, when I said to you, that relatively (you know that everything is relative, sir)—that relatively to what I have done, you have very little to do; but that relatively to all I have learned, you have yet a great deal to learn.
    Chapters 47-48 (73% in)
  • The English, Turkish, Japanese, Hindu laws, are as familiar to me as the French laws, and thus I was right, when I said to you, that relatively (you know that everything is relative, sir)—that relatively to what I have done, you have very little to do; but that relatively to all I have learned, you have yet a great deal to learn.
    Chapters 47-48 (73% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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2  —1 use 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."
  • Villefort, Franz, and a few near relatives alone entered the sanctuary.
    Chapters 73-74 (86% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • I want recommendations and some information relative to Africa.
    Chapters 105-106 (94% in)
  • "Who and what are you?" demanded Villefort, turning over a pile of papers, containing information relative to the prisoner, that a police agent had given to him on his entry, and that, already, in an hour's time, had swelled to voluminous proportions, thanks to the corrupt espionage of which "the accused" is always made the victim.
    Chapters 7-8 (16% in)
  • Do not speak thus, for your reply evinces neither logic nor philosophy; everything is relative, my dear young friend, from the king who stands in the way of his successor, to the employee who keeps his rival out of a place.
    Chapters 17-18 (17% in)
  • "Why, everything is relative," answered the abbe.
    Chapters 25-26 (71% in)
  • To these registers there are added notes relative to the prisoners?
    Chapters 27-28 (80% in)
  • The inspector begged the Englishman to seat himself in an arm-chair, and placed before him the register and documents relative to the Chateau d'If, giving him all the time he desired for the examination, while De Boville seated himself in a corner, and began to read his newspaper.
    Chapters 27-28 (92% in)
  • The Englishman easily found the entries relative to the Abbe Faria; but it seemed that the history which the inspector had related interested him greatly, for after having perused the first documents he turned over the leaves until he reached the deposition respecting Edmond Dantes.
    Chapters 27-28 (93% in)
  • If Caderousse had invented the story relative to the diamond, and there existed no such person as the Abbe Busoni, then, indeed, I was lost past redemption, or, at least, my life hung upon the feeble chance of Caderousse himself being apprehended and confessing the whole truth.
    Chapters 45-46 (23% in)
  • Having given various orders to Bertuccio relative to the improvements and alterations he desired to make in the house, the Count, drawing out his watch, said to the attentive Nubian, "It is half-past eleven o'clock; Haidee will soon be here.
    Chapters 45-46 (47% in)
  • The English, Turkish, Japanese, Hindu laws, are as familiar to me as the French laws, and thus I was right, when I said to you, that relatively (you know that everything is relative, sir)—that relatively to what I have done, you have very little to do; but that relatively to all I have learned, you have yet a great deal to learn.
    Chapters 47-48 (73% in)
  • "Mademoiselle," said Albert, replying to this direct appeal, "I can give you very exact information on that subject, as well as on most points relative to the mysterious person of whom we are now conversing—the young woman is a Greek."
    Chapters 53-54 (37% in)
  • He did seek, and has found him, apparently, since he is here now; and, finally, my friend apprised me of your coming, and gave me a few other instructions relative to your future fortune.
    Chapters 55-56 (60% in)
  • "No; but tell me—it is a question of simple curiosity, and which was suggested by certain ideas passing in my mind relative to Mademoiselle Danglars"— "I dare say it is something disparaging which you are going to say.
    Chapters 57-58 (10% in)
  • The poor child appeared herself to require the doctor she had recommended to her aged relative.
    Chapters 71-72 (83% in)
  • While all the proceedings relative to the dissolution of the marriage-contract were being carried on at the house of M. de Villefort, Monte Cristo had paid his visit to the Count of Morcerf, who, in order to lose no time in responding to M. Danglars' wishes, and at the same time to pay all due deference to his position in society, donned his uniform of lieutenant-general, which he ornamented with all his crosses, and thus attired, ordered his finest horses and drove to the Rue de la...
    Chapters 77-78 (63% in)
  • The article relative to Morcerf.
    Chapters 85-86 (46% in)
  • I possess a share of wit, and a certain relative sensibility, which enables me to draw from life in general, for the support of mine, all I meet with that is good, like the monkey who cracks the nut to get at its contents.
    Chapters 95-96 (18% in)

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