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relative
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

22 uses
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1  —17 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."
  • She possessed but few slaves; and at her death those were all distributed among her relatives.
    1 — Childhood (96% in)
  • She was the daughter of a planter in South Carolina, who, at his death, left her mother and his three children free, with money to go to St. Augustine, where they had relatives.
    1 — Childhood (16% in)
  • But now that the truth was out, and my relatives would hear of it, I felt wretched.
    10 — A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl's Life (68% in)
  • But why, thought I, did my relatives ever cherish hopes for me?
    11 — The New Tie To Life (53% in)
  • ] I had succeeded in cautiously conveying some messages to my relatives.
    18 — Months Of Peril (12% in)
  • When my friend contrived to make known to my relatives the painful situation I had been in for twenty-four hours, they said no more about my going back to my master.
    18 — Months Of Peril (15% in)
  • My brother William and the good aunt who had served in his family twenty years, and my little Benny, and Ellen, who was a little over two years old, were thrust into jail, as a means of compelling my relatives to give some information about me.
    18 — Months Of Peril (48% in)
  • The doctor, more exasperated than ever, again tried to revenge himself on my relatives.
    20 — New Perils (1% in)
  • My uncle was soon after taken out of prison; but the movements of all my relatives, and of all our friends, were very closely watched.
    20 — New Perils (20% in)
  • My relatives were constantly on the lookout for a chance of escape; but none offered that seemed practicable, and even tolerably safe.
    23 — Still In Prison (4% in)
  • Every now and then he would say to my grandmother that I would yet come back, and voluntarily surrender myself; and that when I did, I could be purchased by my relatives, or any one who wished to buy me.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (2% in)
  • Mr. Sands proposed that Ellen should go, for the present, to some of his relatives, who had removed to Brooklyn, Long Island.
    27 — New Destination For The Children (26% in)
  • My uncle Phillip asked permission to bury his sister at his own expense; and slaveholders are always ready to grant such favors to slaves and their relatives.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (77% in)
  • I spoke of being separated from my children, and from relatives who were dear to me; but I did not mention the constant feeling of insecurity which oppressed my spirits.
    33 — A Home Found (29% in)
  • I gather from it that you are desirous of returning to your native place, among your friends and relatives.
    34 — The Old Enemy Again (12% in)
  • Mr. Bruce wished the child to visit some of her mother's relatives in England, and he was desirous that I should take charge of her.
    37 — A Visit To England (5% in)
  • My relatives had been foiled in all their efforts, but God had raised me up a friend among strangers, who had bestowed on me the precious, long-desired boon.
    41 — Free At Last (86% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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  • This lady had a very wealthy relative, a benevolent gentleman in many respects, but aristocratic and pro-slavery.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (89% in)
  • I have not a relative who would dare to do it for me.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (24% in)
  • You are her relative, and she would trust you.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (63% in)
  • To me, the death of this kind relative was an inexpressible sorrow.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (54% in)
  • And even if I had not been unwilling to buy what I had already a right to possess, common humanity would have prevented me from accepting the generous offer, at the expense of turning my aged relative out of house and home, when she was trembling on the brink of the grave.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (40% in)

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