American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
- n. Relationship by nature or character; affinity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Relationship; consanguinity; generic affinity.
- n. relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption
- n. relation or connection by nature or character
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Family relationship.
- n. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
- n. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
- From kin + -ship. (Wiktionary)
“I think all guitarists feel a certain kinship," he says, "but they're also a very odd breed.”
“Boehner said he feels a certain kinship with the outsider candidates, who remind him of himself 20 years ago.”
“And again, I find myself in kinship with him, because in my focus on religious, philosophical, and spiritual horror, I'm walking an analogous line between the paradisiacal potentials of these things and the nightmarish ones.”
“Still, some evidence suggests that kinship is not the be-all and end-all it is often believed to be.”
“So reasoning, he felt his soul go forth in kinship with that august company, that multitude whose gaze was forever upon the arras of infinity.”
“I feel a certain kinship with Mr. Garner's sentiment; the way I learned to be a playwright was from hours spent -- when I should have been doing my homework -- reading plays.”
“Gimmickry, supernatural and otherwise, blunts what could have been an incisive inquiry into the mysteries and frustrations of too-close kinship from the talented Niffenegger" - Kirkus Reviews”
“This kinship is fundamental to the tradition of memory-training; inventive thought could not occur without a careful inventory of the materials of experience within the memory.”
“In school, I started writing stories that I think shared a certain kinship with my father's stories in that they gave me a way to imagine myself in the world.”
“This afternoon, over lunch with the latest copies various San Miguel de Allende real estate magazines, I felt a certain kinship with the old men who drool over what aren't the articles in Penthouse and Playboy.”
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