American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Relatives; kindred.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Relatives; kindred; kin; kinsfolk; persons of the same family or closely related families.
- n. people descended from a common ancestor
- From kin + folk. (Wiktionary)
“Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his kinfolk to eat bread.”
“ their kinfolk is a subject matter expert, sigh ….”
“Some kinfolk are coming over for breakfast and I haven't even caught any fish yet.”
“He uses a wild arsenal of weapons and body parts to protect humans from the schemes of his kinfolk, aided by his father, a disembodied eyeball.”
“Entry tags: kinfolk, words like violence, you promised me poems seven lies multiplied by seven multiplied by seven again”
“Though a few women penned their observations of non-European societies prior to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (most notably Lady Wortley Montagu), this new wave of lady explorers traveled globe not as mere appendages to their male kinfolk, but as scholars in their own right.”
“Afterwards, waving smiley good-byes as the screen door slammed inside the last manure-footed fly of the season, we would pretend this was the most enjoyable and relaxing sojourn ever undertaken by the Midwest kinfolk; who now are worn out, corn-fed, under-financed, and facing several hundred miles of back-breaking, exhaust-choking, bug-splattering, road-hog crowded highways returning home.”
“A gun cracked among the rocks to the right, and Negore heard the war-yell of all his tribe, and for an instant saw the rocks and bushes bristle alive with his kinfolk.”
“At war with all my kinfolk; my kin at war with me.”
“Yet he also knew, through his kinfolk and through his memories, the contrasting discipline of labour in the fields and the powerful superstitions and traditions that countryfolk still practised.”
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