Phrases with "relatives"

T. E. Lawrence I bought another mangy camel for extra meat, paid rewards, compensated the relatives of the killed, and gave prize-money, for the sixty or seventy rifles we had taken. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson I have no relatives that I care for, except one brother. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

John Lewis Burckhard His relatives are the governors of villages; and his court consists of half a dozen police officers, a writer, an Imam, a treasurer, and a body guard, formed principally of slaves. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Edith Wharton The decks were still in the final confusion of goodbyes; friends and relatives were lingering among the passengers till the landing gong should hurry them ashore. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing During the day Miss Fouracres had telegraphed to the only relatives of whom she knew anything, two sisters of her father, who kept a shop in London. Possibly one of them might come to the funeral. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing

Rudyard Kipling You may say — though your relatives are more likely to think it — that your youth has been taken from you. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

George Gissing The relatives she was visiting were two elderly ladies, cousins of her mother; representatives of a family native to this locality for hundreds of years. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins Precious as you are to all your relatives (myself included), take my word for it, the lawyers who are managing this case will not pay fifty pounds for you if they can possibly help it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jack London No woman was eligible for membership who had not lost near relatives at the hands of the Oligarchy. They were guilty of torturing their prisoners to death. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Thomas Hardy When all was over, and the relatives and idlers had withdrawn, she stepped to the edge of the chasm. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

The Doctor was subpoenaed to give evidence on a trial at Westminster, and had to hasten up to London. Blair had no relatives at all, and did not care to go anywhere. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

Anatole France Her friend had in the country a mother, sisters, aunts, and numerous relatives whom she did not know and who irritated her. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Even my relatives decline to help me unless I leave the country at once. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Bronislaw Malinowski It would be interesting to note what effect the widespread practice of exchange of relatives (see above) had on the treatment of wives. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins Near relatives might, by their premature appearance at the bedside, produce the same deplorable result. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Bronislaw Malinowski Her relatives have not the right to dispose of her otherwise after they have once promised her (Curr, i. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The fortune thus acquired and augmented by a wise and careful management passed to some distant relatives whom he had never seen and who even did not bear his name. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

People should either keep straight or have no relatives to bear the brunt of their villainies. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Henry Handel Richardson During the night he grew confident that the relatives of the dead woman intended to take action against him, for negligence or improper attendance. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Not only the relatives and friends of the Arctic voyagers, but strangers as well, had assembled in large numbers to see the ships sail. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

D. H. Lawrence His relatives treated her quite kindly. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

His relatives had paid back the embezzled money, all except twelve pounds, but the club members had decided to prosecute. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson As the personal smart weakened, the more serious question that Dove had to face was, what he was going to tell his relatives at home. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson He wrote a letter home, apprising his relatives of his intention: by the time they received the letter, it would be too late for them to interfere. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald And now there began a curious dribbling back from the front of the church, one by one, then two by two, until the vestry was crowded with relatives and confusion. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Robert Green Ingersoll The ceremonies were extremely simple, consisting merely of viewing the remains by relatives and friends, and a funeral oration by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, brother of the deceased. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The Manning family and Mrs. Hawthorne’s relatives never heard of the story previous to its publication. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

George Gissing He would gladly have conversed with Mr Gunnery, but the old people were just now on a stay with relatives in Bedfordshire, and their return might be delayed for another week. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope I won’t allude to the noble blood of your noble relatives either in joke or in earnest. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There are so many of the bishop’s relatives who always bring their own horses. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy They were merely indulging in the ordinary vivacious chat of relatives who have long been parted in person though not in soul. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Besides, the strange nature of the animal would elude all pursuit, even if I were so far credited as to persuade my relatives to commence it. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

His closest female relatives may not touch him but they place vegetable food on the bark bed. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Wilkie Collins Sir Percival had neither friends nor relatives in the neighbourhood whose intercession I could attempt to employ. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing Let my relatives say and think what they like. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing The business might still be carried on if some one could be induced to put a little capital into it; with that in view, Bowles had gone to see certain relatives of his in the north. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

Wilkie Collins I came here to place my case before some wealthy relatives of mine in this city. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

T. E. Lawrence Not to seem wholly ungracious, I put on our spare camels the four or five of my men whose friends or relatives had suffered, and sent them off. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Wilkie Collins It is well within my experience, that young ladies of rank and position do occasionally have private debts which they dare not acknowledge to their nearest relatives and friends. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing Joseph, still touching the note of humility in his talk, eyed his relatives alternately, and exhibited reluctance to quit them. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Meredith Mr. Rippenger summoned me to his private room to bid me inform him whether I had other relatives besides my father, such as grandfather, grandmother, uncles, or aunts, or a mother. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Trollope From all close connection with relatives on the side of the Duchess they had been dissevered by old feelings at first, and afterwards by want of any similitude in the habits of life. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing By what licensed channel may he procure the necessary viands? Paternal relatives Godwin had as good as none. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

I myself was not pleased to think that they were relatives of grandmother. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Meredith Our relatives will be miserable about us. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jules Verne Toutefois, le capitaine Ellis voulut mettre son séjour à profit afin d’obtenir des informations relatives aux sinistres survenus dans la mer de Java durant les dernières années. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Anthony Trollope Father Jerome had been very mild with Nina, but his mildness did not produce any corresponding feelings of gentleness in the breasts of Nina’s relatives in the Windberg-gasse. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Bronislaw Malinowski Curr informs us that the woman’s relatives would avenge her death. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Tod had left on the Saturday for Gloucestershire. His own mother’s relatives lived there, and they were always inviting him. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

You will do for me what I cannot do for myself, but —— Have you a mother living?” I answered no; that I was very nearly without relatives or ties. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Rumour, instead of whispering, began to speak out; and the relatives of the deceased openly expressed their belief that their kinsman had been murdered. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Delia Caruthers did things in six octaves so promisingly in a pine-tree village in the South that her relatives chipped in enough in her chip hat for her to go “North” and “finish. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

George Meredith Lady Jocelyn enjoyed the fun, and still more the serious way in which her relatives regarded it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Wilkie Collins There now remained the third and final question — What was His Motive? The first evidence called in answer to that inquiry was the evidence of relatives and friends of the dead wife. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

And Miss Saul’s relatives have waited all these years to kill Selina, and now she’s dead, they will kill Caranby because he did not marry the wretched girl. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Washington Irving It is also invariably performed by the nearest relatives and friends; no menials nor hirelings are employed; and if a neighbor yields assistance, it would be deemed an insult to offer compensation. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Sinclair Lewis Fool thing anyway, your mother having this big wedding, and all the eats and the relatives coming in and everything. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky By the light of the blacksmith’s forge or the kitchen fire, I often saw my parents, my relatives and our neighbors in quite a new light. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing I understand how fellows who have unexpectedly lost their income go through life sponging on relatives and friends. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Benjamin Disraeli The relatives of her late husband are about again to try the will, and with prospect of success. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

He had no relatives or friends, and thought he should try to get to one of the colonies. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Anthony Trollope There had been cause for offence; and if her great relatives were now prepared to take her by the hand, there could be no reason why she should not consent to be so taken. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Theodore Dreiser He advised her about her business affairs in so intelligent a way that even her relatives approved of it. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Alphonse Daudet The three brothers Garcio-Camus, relatives of Tarascon, established in business at Shanghai, offered him the managership of one of their branches there. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Goats and buffaloes are killed, and the friends and relatives of the bride send contributions of food. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Bram Stoker There were no relatives at hand, and as Arthur had to be back the next day to attend at his father’s funeral, we were unable to notify any one who should have been bidden. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

R. D. Blackmore When first he learned from Edinburgh that the ship conveying his only child to the care of the mother’s relatives was lost, with all on board, he did all in his power to make inquiries. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope And, moreover, since she had seen him she had told all her relatives of her engagement. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She was without relatives in London, and Miss Barfoot’s endeavours to find her proved for several weeks very futile. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Guy de Maupassant It seems that he has some relatives in Havre, but that he doesn’t wish to return to them because he owes them money. My Uncle Jules (Mon oncle Jules) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Meredith Heaven knows what one’s relatives think of one. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Trollope The relatives of her late husband would, as a matter of course, be her enemies. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing They have no relatives that could be of any use to them. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

In those days he actually hated his poverty-stricken relatives — his father and mother, Julia, everybody. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim Until then, I require you to keep my whereabouts an absolute secret both from my relatives and all enquirers, whoever they may be. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Thomas Hardy As far as was known he had no relatives near; the fishing there was not exceptionally good; the society thereabout was decidedly meagre. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

As to the cause, it was some injustice that his avaricious relatives involved him in, and he had no resource but to bring an action. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Anthony Trollope We must now leave him and his relatives in the house of sickness, and return to Arthur Wilkinson. Arthur Wilkinson was received at home with open arms and warm embraces. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Nellie Bly Some relatives had taken her away. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Henry Handel Richardson Mary, with an eye to him through all Lisby’s chat, feared her relatives would think him stiff and dull. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

My sisters returned to relatives in the East, but owing to your kindness John and I, then twenty-two years of age, obtained employment in San Francisco, in different quarters of the town. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

So deep was the thraldom of the human mind, that the friends and relatives of the accused parties looked on and approved. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith She naturally said it of him in eulogy; his own relatives accepted it in some contempt, mixed with a relish of his hospitality: his wife’s were constant in citing his gain by the marriage. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins I obtained an introduction through her music-master, who happened to be acquainted professionally with some relatives of mine. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope The result of her communication to her father and her relatives in the Windberg-gasse had been by no means so terrible as she had anticipated. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett To the offending of sundry important relatives from a distance, Mr. Critchlow informally presided over that assemblage of grave men in high stocks and crinolined women. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

While my relatives were gayly ruining themselves, I was saving the five hundred louis which the duke, my brother, gave me each year. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing Now a man like Bolsover—an aristocrat, with fifty or more acknowledged relatives in good position—think how many more there must be in out-of-the-way places, poor and unknown. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

John Locke All relatives made up of simple ideas. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

My little girl will be left penniless, but not quite friendless; for there are humble people, relatives of her poor mother, who would help her kindly, I am sure, in their own humble way. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sigmund Freud If he fails, his friendship with the patient's relatives is in danger of being undermined. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

When Mooja–Moojana’s mob came in, some semi-civilized relatives showed the man a tomahawk. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope But I think that the two ladies were more efficacious than even their male relatives in the arguments which they used. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Such a man would now be carried to his last resting-place in one of his own farm wagons and be followed by his near relatives in a couple of cars. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis You might produce some parents or relatives or somebody to prove that Jasper never did have a twin brother. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Moreover, Emilia had no relatives who cared to make inquiries. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Ford Madox Ford They were the relatives of a godhead —«but god-heads had relatives of a singular nature. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The story begins and ends, so far as I am concerned, with the fact that you are all Félice’s relatives and that you need help. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Another great triumph of Starbank had been old Mrs. Beddoes. This lady lived in South Kensington, and had plenty of relatives waiting upon her demise. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

After a month or two no one can even be certain where his own relatives are buried. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis What’s relatives for?” I says. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing You know, by-the-bye, that my relatives consider me a blackguard?’ ‘That affair you told me about some years ago?’ ‘Chiefly that. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing When his numerous relatives had all shaken hands with him, and laughed, smiled, or smirked their felicitations, they made way for the press of eager acquaintances. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Ford Madox Ford But I naturally wanted to consult the wishes of his surviving relatives and then the trouble really began. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Wilkie Collins I wrote the same day to relatives of my father, living in Glasgow, to tell them where I was, and in what a forlorn position I found myself. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The very few relatives he possessed lived in Canada—people of condition, it was said—and his own property (what was left of it) was also there. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

George Gissing These relatives still lived where his boyhood had been passed, a life strangely unlike his own, and even alien to his sympathies, but their house was still all that he could call home. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Sinclair Lewis They do not travel to see anything, but to get away from themselves, which they never do, and away from rowing with their relatives — only to find new relatives with whom to row. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

These courts serve for dividing the different families, uncles and cousins occupying some, whilst slaves and their relatives live in others. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

William Makepeace Thackeray Cheerful relatives used to treat us to Miss Linwood’s. John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character by William Makepeace Thackeray [1854]

If you want to know what a dead man’s relatives really think of him, a good rough test is the weight of his tombstone. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle I had a brother, but he is dead, and female relatives are disqualified. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Edith Wharton They had been together at Ruan for ten days, and after that she had motored south with him, stopping on the way to see Altringham, from which, at the moment, his mourning relatives were absent. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Are you aware whether he has any friends or relatives in England?” “So far as we know he has not a single relative in the world,” Kitwater replied. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

T. E. Lawrence The Ageyl, as relatives of the dead man, demanded blood for blood. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Towards her German relatives she preserved a discreet appearance of impartiality; but she poured out upon her Ministers a flood of appeals, protests, and expostulations. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope Those who were to be her new relatives approved of it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He’s always so nice and pleasant and he seems quite fond of me, and he’s SO good about playing with the children and entertaining my relatives and so on, but — I do miss something. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James I repaired directly to the hotel, where my relatives were already established. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Sinclair Lewis All this money and no one but hang-jawed relatives to give it to! Give him a year of freedom. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

William Makepeace Thackeray It was a hard place for a gentle creature like her to be confined in; and I longed to have some of my relatives with her when her time should come. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

D. H. Lawrence To The Princess her Boston relatives were for many years just a nominal reality. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

She belonged to the Shee of Croghan Conghaile, who had relatives in every fairy fort in Ireland, and were also strongly represented in the forts and duns of their immediate neighbours. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Towards the end of May she had prepared her relatives to receive Byron as a visitor. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

His relatives maintained their reserve and stiffness towards him. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Ford Madox Ford On a sofa sat the duchess, relatives leaning over her. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Sinclair Lewis Uncle Whittier and Aunt Bessie assumed that it was their privilege as relatives to laugh at Carol, and their duty as Christians to let her know how absurd her “notions” were. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Her relatives saw no more of her for a long time. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope She saw with a woman’s keen eye, and described with a woman’s light but graphic pen, the social defects and absurdities which our near relatives had adopted into their domestic life. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison His relatives helped him again and again, but their efforts were useless, and now he was indebted to one of them for his present occupation at a pound a week. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing We remembered that Mr. Peak’s relatives lived at Twybridge, and, as we wish very much to renew the old acquaintance, I took the opportunitypassing by rail. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson Worse still was the prospect of parting from relatives and friends. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

His relatives looked upon him as a madman, and refused even to see him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins No relatives or friends of my husband’s were present; his family, as I have already hinted, disapproved of his marriage. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Bronislaw Malinowski A short remark of Roth may be quoted: “In the Boulia district when a man dies, his nearer relatives have special mourning performances. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope There would seem to each of us to be a personal affront were a departed relative delineated with all those faults by which we must own that even our near relatives have been made imperfect. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Ford Madox Ford But, if his humbler relatives spiritedly did, he would almost certainly make it up to them. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Edward Bellamy So careful is he in this respect, that the relatives usually waive claim to most of the effects of deceased friends, reserving only particular objects. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Wilkie Collins I am fortunate enough to be useful to Mr. Franklin Blake. I have been cut off from all news of my relatives by marriage for some time past. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing Before leaving, he exchanged a few words with Buckland. ‘Your relatives will be going to town very soon, I understand. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Would you have had me neglect it? Surely much is due to my father? My relatives have claims on me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The poor boy is very ill, and has no relatives near him. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

He was not able to look after himself; he had no relatives or friends able to undertake the responsibility; the workhouse was the best place for him. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing I have no relatives nearer than cousins. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

After establishing his identity, I took him back to the camp, where his relatives cried with joy. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Guy de Maupassant They also exchange two or three yearly visits with relatives who live in the distance. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson John paid numerous visits to his constituency; but he was now such an important personage that his relatives hardly saw him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett Without appetite, he had still forced himself to eat, lest his relatives should suspect. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Frances Hodgson Burnett If she hadn’t had a little money of her own, and if her husband’s relatives hadn’t taken care of her, she would have had a hard time of it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins Baffled, but not discouraged, Mrs. Lecount turned her steps next toward the back street of Aldborough, and astonished the servant’s relatives by conferring on them the honor of a morning call. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells Her friends and relatives would come and shriek too. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

George Gissing In a day or two some relatives came to look after things, and I had to go. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Oscar Wilde No one cares about distant relatives nowadays. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

George Gissing By ‘going to Holloway’ was always meant a visit to her own relatives — a married sister with three children, and a brother who inhabited the same house. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope People will talk, and your relatives at Exeter might kick up a row. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope Papa’s relatives have given their money to him to invest, and he has laid it out on the property here. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Wolfe From his early childhood, when he was living like an orphan with his Joyner relatives back in Libya Hill, he had dreamed that one day he would go to New York and there find love and fame and fortune. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope And now, invitations were sent, far and wide, to relatives and friends. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy His personalty was swallowed up in paying his debts, and the Welland estate was so heavily charged with annuities to his distant relatives that only a mere pittance was left for her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle An absence of antecedents and of relatives is sometimes an aid rather than an impediment to social advancement, and the distinguished individuality of the handsome doctor was its own recommendation. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

George Meredith The regrets of the youthful for a life sailing away under medical sentence of death in the sad eyes of relatives resemble it. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling I advance eminent visitors, such as relatives of Kings and Princes into the presence of the Colonel Doctor Sahib. I enjoy a small room apart from the hospital wards. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Rudyard Kipling Patients’ relatives are like that sometimes — specially wives. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Gissing The Dalmaines knowing, of course their relatives and their friends knew. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

If you had been “to the Collegiate,” relatives among the carts selling squashes were embarrassing. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Bronislaw Malinowski There were some (tribal) relatives having a special duty of supporting the eloper. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

As he had no relatives to be informed, the time appointed for his funeral was not known in the hamlet, or no doubt a few of his old neighbours would have gathered in the churchyard. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Bram Stoker During this period he made many friends, spending his vacation with his English relatives in turn. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Jules Verne Telle est la nomenclature des diverses cartes relatives au monde lunaire. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

In the hall she was met by relatives of the defendants, who also spoke to her in undertones. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Leon Trotsky Our relatives and friends, when going to town, would sometimes ask what I wanted from Elizavetgrad or Nikolayev. My eyes would shine. My Life by Leon Trotsky

They were the friends and relatives of the unfortunate men who had been arrested. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James He really cared little at this moment whether his relatives were lovely or not. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins Stranger still, while other couples go off with relatives and friends, all socially united in honor of the occasion, these two and their friends part at the church door. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Wilkie Collins My mother’s death would leave me, so far as relatives were concerned, literally alone in the world. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Meredith But when British officers travel with ladies, relatives or other, they prefer the simplicity of mufti, and so do I, as a question of taste, I must say. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

She had much sympathy with the poor young man, who wanted to find his relatives before he sailed—and could not. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Then followed a long succession of relatives and personal friends, each clad in the same fashion, and nearly all taken in the same constrained attitude. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I had come to believe that he was an orphan with no relatives living; but one day, to my very great surprise, he began to talk to me about his brother. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H.P. Lovecraft Suydam became a case when his distant and only relatives sought court pronouncements on his sanity. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Henry James This indeed was not of importance, thanks to her inner faith that Francie would never really do anything — that is would never really like anything — her nearest relatives didn’t like. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You had no relatives or any friends. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Wilkie Collins So much on the subject of my relatives and associates. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

You know it pains me now to be in friendship with all our relatives — and she so old too — it was only duty, Nita; believe me. Signa by Ouida

Some relatives of the family who had settled in New South Wales had come to England on a visit and nearly persuaded Nurse Emma to go back with them. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

D. H. Lawrence On this point, his American relatives said, he was just a bit “off”. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

George Gissing Reserve as to details would seem strange to no one; ordinary acquaintances might be told that Mr. Clover had died abroad, friends and relatives that he had died at sea. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

But when the relatives read about the explosion in Hillshire and Freddy’s brilliant account of that infernal society, they made a pretty good guess as to what had happened to the disappearing party. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Henry Handel Richardson John Turnham had run up from Melbourne to fetch home wife and child; and his relatives were giving a musical card-party in his honour. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli But the Infantry, who are commanded by one of the royal relatives and visitors, the Prince of Pike and Powdren, dexterously form into squares, and commence a masterly retreat in square battalions. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

The spectacle of his surviving relatives depressed him more and more. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson And at the cottage there would be none of her grown-up relatives to face; only an old housekeeper, who was looking after a party of boys. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne Que la bibliothèque du casino n’eût pas possédé les cartes relatives au Pacifique, cela aurait été au moins singulier. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

That which impelled Mustapha still further in his course was the attitude assumed towards him by his own relatives and the natives of his own village. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Guy de Maupassant His relatives made pretense of inquiring about him and searching for him for about a week. The Blind Man (L'Aveugle) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

James Joyce He lived his spiritual life without any communion with others, visiting his relatives at Christmas and escorting them to the cemetery when they died. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing Her reasons Monica could not understand; those which she allegedvague arguments as to its being better for a wife’s relatives not to burden the husband — hardly seemed genuine. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Meredith A second marriage might cover the first: there would be a buzz about the old business: the woman’s relatives write to him still, try to bleed him, I dare say. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope They had prospered in trade, whereas he had prospered solely in politics; and men said that he was dependent altogether on what his relatives supplied for his support. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo Thou must have relatives since you have a sister. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]