Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being kinless.

Etymologies

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kinless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And that state of kinlessness too was a bitter thought, considering that all around her the mountain people were bound together in ties of clan so extensive and firm that they could hardly walk a mile along the river road without coming upon a relative.

    Cold Mountain

  • For as for these churls of chapmen, and the sworders whom they wage, they know not the name of their mother's mother, nor have heard one word of the beginner of their kindred; and their deeds are like unto their kinlessness. "

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

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