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  • n. Plural form of kinsperson.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Kinsfolk.


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  • Liberals and libertarians, big-L and small-l alike, our kinspeople need us!

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  • Lord help us! caring about the wide world, so, when we know nothing of it, instead of one's own uncles and nephews, and kinspeople! '


  • She is also familiar with the language of her kinspeople, the Chippewas and the Assinaboines.

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  • At the end of that time he reappeared in Domleschg, bringing with him a young child, whom he tried to place with some of his kinspeople.


  • Even among men, as his Virginia kinspeople were to find, he occasionally was silent and sullen; in the presence of ladies he almost always was reserved and embarrassed.


  • After rest and visits to kinspeople, he went to Frederick County in March and undertook new surveys that occupied his time until nearly the first of May.


  • There are pines, larches, firs, spruces and all their sturdy kinspeople, scattered freely that the eye may at any season be gladdened by the sight of living green, and interspersed with these are deciduous trees of every kind, to make a fantastic tracery of bare branches against the wintry sky and furnish a series of beautiful contrasts, from the earliest tender bud to the last sere autumn leaf.

    Edward MacDowell

  • They sent for their unfortunate kinspeople, accepted them as blood connections, and took upon themselves the duty of promoting their interests as far as it was in their power to do so.

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  • My father and my kinspeople were safe -- we had heard of them by the returners from Lennox; but a girl with dark tresses gave me a closer passion for my native burgh than ever I felt for the same before.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • His direct lineal descendants are excluded, as we have said, from the island for ever; but his relatives, by whom we presume to be meant his _cognati_ or kinspeople in the female line, not his _agnati_, are allowed to live in Kandy, suffering only the slight restriction of confinement to one street out of five, which compose this ancient metropolis.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843


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