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Definition of Relative

  • Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject.
  • Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute.
  • Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun.
  • Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones, admit of a natural transition from one to the other.
  • One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation.
  • A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman.
  • A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives “who”, “which”, “that”.
  • an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
  • a person related by blood or marriage
  • estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

How to use relative in a sentence. Relative pronunciation.

Ebn Ezra Bey had gone upon his own business to Fazougli, the tropical Siberia of Egypt, to liberate, by order of Prince Kaid,-and at a high price-a relative banished there.
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One thing was clear: but for the fact that Louise aimed at a separation from her relatives, it would be barely possible to think of receiving her.
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I had no relatives and knew nothing of any world save the little one in which I had all my life moved, and I was terribly afraid to try any other.
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In the chamber, Mrs. M. lay in the bed apparently in a troubled sleep, she was a woman of medium size, about 50 years of age, the mother of a large family; around her bed stood her husband, four sons and a daughter, and relatives, about twelve persons in all.
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Normand Smith's Memoir,' and also Wesley's 'Sermon on the use of Money,' which led me to devote all my gains to benevolent uses, reserving to myself $5,000 while I remained unmarried, part of which I have bequeathed to relatives, and the remainder to benevolent societies.
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Moved even to tears, the general showed her every attention, ordered a safe-conduct given her, and an escort to accompany her to a neighboring town, where she had stated that several of her relatives lived.
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I learned that a pilot whom I used to steer for is become a spiritualist, and for more than fifteen years has been receiving a letter every week from a deceased relative, through a New York spiritualist medium named Manchester-postage graduated by distance: from the local post-office in Paradise to New York, five dollars; from New York to St. Louis, three cents.
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My friend told the medium that when his relative was in this poor world, he was endowed with an extraordinary intellect and an absolutely defectless memory, and it seemed a great pity that he had not been allowed to keep some shred of these for his amusement in the realms of everlasting contentment, and for the amazement and admiration of the rest of the population there.
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The distant relatives flocked in and exposed the fraudful date with extreme suddenness and surprising ease, and carried off the fortune, leaving the Johnsons very legitimately, and legally, and irrevocably chained together in honorable marriage, but with not so much as a penny to bless themselves withal.
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The relatives of whom she knew were all on her father's side, and lived scattered about England.
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Inquiry into the circumstances of a would-be customer sometimes had ludicrous results; a newly-married couple, for instance, would be found tenanting two top-floor rooms, the furnishing whereof seemed to them incomplete without the piano of which their friends and relatives boasted.
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At the age of three score and ten, Mrs. Tarrant still led an active life, and talked with great volubility, chiefly of herself; Nancy learnt from her that she had been married at seventeen, and had had two children, a son and a daughter, both deceased; of relatives there remained to her only Mr Vawdrey and his family, and a grandson, Lionel Tarrant.
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They have no relatives that could be of any use to them.
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If we lose father,' said Nancy, in a dull voice very unlike her ordinary tones, 'we shall have not a single relative left, that is anything to us.
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Nancy's questioning elicited all that was to be learnt from her brother, little more than she had heard already; the same story of a disagreement between Mrs. Damerel and their father, of long absences from England, and a revival of interest in her relatives, following upon Mrs. Damerel's widowhood.
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It'll have to be put off a little-now; but not very long, I dare say, as she's a relative.
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Left alone, Ada prepared to visit certain of their relatives in different parts of London, to spread among them the news of her husband's infamy.
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She seemed to have outlived all sorrows and anxieties relative to her husband.
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On both sides appeared a disposition to friendliness, though Nancy only marked her distrust in the hope of learning more about this mysterious relative and of being useful to her brother.
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If any of Miss. French's relatives,' said the visitor presently, 'should accuse me to you, you will be able to contradict them.
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Examples of Relative

Example #1
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
Example #2
David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
Example #3
If Mrs. Higgins thought of coming down to Sutton at unexpected moments-no, that was too dreadful.
Example #4
This very undesirable parentage naturally affected Emmeline's opinion of Louise, whose faults began to show in a more pronounced light.
Example #5
The old couple died, and I lived with their children, but they were so different that I became very unhappy and hardly knew what to do or which way to turn.
Example #6
A SERVANT'S PRAYER FOR A GOOD HOME.