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relative
used in Listening for Lions

6 uses
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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."
  • I saw that the relatives had maize for their porridge and that their fires did not burn out of control.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (15% in)
  • By the end of my first year I could wrap a bandage around an injury and calm the fears of relatives who were sure the hospital meant certain death.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (16% in)
  • Though the hospital had been forbidden to me, I pushed through the entrance, making my way through the crowds of Kikuyu and Masai waiting for news of their relatives.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (35% in)
  • They never knew their relatives.
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (47% in)
  • Never knew their relatives?
    Book 1 — Rachel Sheridan (47% in)
  • "We must have doors that close firmly, Bibi Rachel, so that the relatives don't gather to look over our shoulders."
    Book 3 — Rachel Pritchard (94% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" in Listening for Lions.

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