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relative
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • The walk, six miles each way, was a tiring slog, but the work, planting and tending potatoes, was relatively easy.
    p. 281.2
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The B-17 and its soon-to-be-introduced cousin, the gigantic B-29, had wide, low wings that, with the fuselage, formed a relatively flat surface that could surf onto water.
    p. 85.2
  • With Phil relatively stable, Louie turned his attention to the rafts.
    p. 127.0
  • Mutsuhiro, whose father, a pilot, seems to have died or left the family when Mutsuhiro was relatively young, grew up on luxury's lap, living in beautiful homes all over Japan, reportedly waited on by servants and swimming in his family's private pool.
    p. 233.6
  • Relatively speaking, Omori wasn't known for violence.
    p. 236.0
  • Newspapers were relatively easy to come by in Omori.
    p. 250.7

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —9 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."
  • Love to all relatives and friends.
    p. 247.0
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The last war was full of such instances and much suffering and heartaches could have been avoided by the transmittal of reliable information to the parties concerned regarding the whereabouts of men (in such cases); It is one of the purposes of this program to alleviate this condition and furnish speedy, reliable and authentic message service to the relatives and friends of men interned in prisoner of war camps throughout Japan.
    p. 254.6
  • It makes us very happy indeed to have performed this service for our prisoners and relatives and it is out [sic] earnest wish that no other such instances of this information will be forthcoming.
    p. 255.2
  • Hello mother and father, relatives and friends.
    p. 256.6
  • According to Watanabe family accounts, he fled to the village of Kusakabe, where his mother and other relatives were living.
    p. 335.1
  • Mutsuhiro's other relatives were investigated, questioned, and sometimes searched.
    p. 336.6
  • He told people that he was a refugee from Tokyo whose relatives were all dead, a story that, in postwar Japan, was as common as white rice.
    p. 355.2
  • Everyone, even her relatives, had believed it was he, and the newspapers had announced Mutsuhiro's suicide.
    p. 368.2
  • In keeping with the goal of reconciliation, the memorial council sought the participation of relatives of the guards who'd been convicted and hanged, but the families balked, fearing ostracism.
    p. 394.7

There are no more uses of "relative" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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