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relative
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the relative importance
Definition
compared with something else (not an absolute value or not complete)
  • "Well, approximately yes." he replied, lowering his arm to the vast relief of the bug: that is, comparatively no. What I mean is, relatively maybe—in other words, roughly perhaps.
    p. 221.4

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2  —1 use 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."
  • "For I found him," continued the doctor, ignoring this outburst, "living alone and unwanted in an abandoned soda bottle—without family or relatives—"
    p. 139.9

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