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relative
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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."
  • She's so lovely that scores of young men will prod their relatives to introduce them.
    Chapter 6 (86% in)
  • An orphan girl, a girl no one expected much from, someone who'd been dumped in a school because her relatives thought of her as a burden, a girl the other girls laugh at for her lack of grace, charm, and beauty .... that girl might show them all one day."
    Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • Sudden interest overtakes my grandmother, who, I'm sure, is wondering at this very moment whether Ann's relatives are rich or titled or both.
    Chapter 26 (54% in)

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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  • Probably a brother or other relative.
    Chapter 9 (42% in)
  • That's a nice way of saying "one of our charity cases," some poor girl packed off to school by a distant relative or given a scholarship by one of Spence's benefactors.
    Chapter 4 (87% in)

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