American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of kinfolk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relatives; kindred; persons of the same family.
- n. alternative spelling of kinfolk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Relatives; kindred; kin; kinfolk; persons of the same family or closely related families.
- n. people descended from a common ancestor
“Thereupon he called his kinsfolk together to counsel, and told them all that he had seen and heard, how Jupiter had appeared to him in his dream, and had threatened him with punishment, and what had thereupon ensued When they heard these things, all with one consent agreed that the man should be carried straightway in a litter to the market-place into the presence of the Consuls.”
“What comes out in all his letters to his kinsfolk is his unbounded willingness to take trouble in order to spare others.”
“The poor woman called her kinsfolk together and implored them to undertake the task of recovering him.”
“He called his kinsfolk together, and held counsel with them.”
“He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsfolk.”
“O Moonwalking dynamo who adept at inspiriting audiences church, you communed with us, as if each concert was Sunday service nursing whip-saved pews of kinsfolk, scars hemmed, in JC's South?”
“It was definitely a family affair, but by the sounds of it, young sons and especially daughters were the kinsfolk enjoying a special gift on the final day of the 38th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.”
“But Madeline still had kinsfolk, the nearest being a dissolute uncle who outraged his vitals with inordinate quantities of the white man's whisky.”
“Cadfael's numerous kinsfolk, first and second cousins and shared forebears, were warranty enough over much of Clwyd and part of Gwynedd.”
“I remember one in particular which was universally practiced by the near kinsfolk.”
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