relative

01. My parents both grew up in New Orleans, so most of my [relatives] live there.
02. My family is [related] to a man who ran a chocolate business in London, England before the war.
03. You look like someone I know. Are you any [relation] to Sukvinder Dhillon?
04. You know, if you go back far enough, we are all [related].
05. Anthony J. D'Angelo once advised, "Treasure your [relationships], not your possessions."
06. Actress Jane Fonda once said, "My husband said he wanted to have a [relationship] with a redhead, so I dyed my hair."
07. Holidays are a nice excuse to get together with [relatives] over a good meal.
08. There is a Greek proverb that says that you should eat and drink with your [relatives], and do business with strangers.
09. Alexander Penney once said that the ultimate test of a [relationship] is to disagree, but hold hands.
10. Birds are the closest living [relatives] to dinosaurs.
11. To truly understand and appreciate other cultures requires a significant degree of cultural [relativism].
12. Our sun is a [relatively] faint star.
13. About 60 percent of all American babies are named after close [relatives].
14. Nelson Mandela observed that terrorism is a [relative] term, since many people once described as terrorists are leading governments today.
15. Some languages take longer to learn, depending on their degree of [relatedness] to your native language.
16. In [relation] to its size, the grasshopper has the greatest jumping ability of all animals.
17. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, families could meet [relatives] they hadn't seen since the division of Germany in 1949.
18. Smoking is specifically [related] to about 87 percent of lung cancer cases in this country.
19. Most of the population of Syria live in the western part of the country, where rainfall is [relatively] plentiful.
20. Many of the people of Togo count all their [relatives], parents, spouses, children, aunts, uncles, and cousins as one family unit.
21. [Relations] between the African nations of Senegal and the Gambia are friendly, and the people trade with each other, and cross their borders without problem.
22. Pygmy chimpanzees, one of humanity's closest living [relatives], are nearing extinction.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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