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relative
used in The War of the Worlds

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the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • And not only did the Martians either not know of (which is incredible), or abstain from, the wheel, but in their apparatus singularly little use is made of the fixed pivot or relatively fixed pivot, with circular motions thereabout confined to one plane.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (90% in)

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  • Probably this is due to the relative strength of the earth's gravitational energy."
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (3% in)

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