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  • n. Plural form of in-law.; the family of one's spouse


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  • I call my in-laws and explain to each that Kurt has left, that we’re separating, that I’m happy to have the party anyway if they’d like, but Kurt won’t be here.

    If I Am Missing or Dead

  • But when she found herself restricted to bed rest under a doctor’s care, she called her in-laws to come to the rescue.

    The Power of A Positive Mom

  • Contemptuous of their Teutonic roots—the ruling Wettins had changed their name to the more British-sounding Windsor during World War I—Diana called her in-laws “the Germans.”

    William and Kate

  • He picked up the cordless phone and called his in-laws again.

    Hidden Secrets, Hidden Lives

  • She then ran into the house to call her in-laws on the phone.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • “Karl’s family was here,” she said, referring to her in-laws.

    Insignificant Others

  • He was eventually released from custody by court order, on the conditions that he live with his wife and in-laws in Nevada, limit his travel to Nevada and three other states, surrender his travel documents, regularly report to a probation officer, and consent to home visits throughout the period of supervision.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • So many of us are surrounded by family who constantly assail us like this (parents, in-laws etc) and understand the wonderful gift that is a supportive husband who, even if the entire church and family, are constantly pushing for us to entre their post-modern feminist world, will stand by us and be our comfort, our earthly rock.

    An Enduring Marriage

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  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal 'When we built the house, we wanted to give my in-laws sort of a townhouse feel,' said Mr. Kinsella.

    A Castle Ridge Colonial


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