Phrases with "relatives"

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]

Edith Wharton Miss Lorburn’s world was peopled with friends and relatives who seemed to her best described by the epithet “poor”; what with one thing or another, she thought them all objects of pity. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anna Katherine Green If he should yet be fortunate enough to find this elusive Madame, it would have to be through some other agency than these relatives of hers by marriage. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Disagreements and even estrangements between relatives are common. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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

Robert Louis Stevenson It was between seven and eight before Hanson arrived, with a waggonful of our effects and two of his wife’s relatives to lend him a hand. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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]

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]

The relatives of the dead could also, if they pleased, believe and make it their boast he had turned friar in despair, and through dread of their vengeance. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

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]

D. H. Lawrence Later, when the relatives began to come for the funeral, the affair became public, and the children became social beings. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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

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

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

William Makepeace Thackeray You conceive he would not like to remain in a family where they were mean enough to suspect him of stealing a jewel-box out of a bedroom — and the injured man and my relatives soon parted. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

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 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 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]

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

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]

He did not hate and despise his relatives now — or not so much, at any rate. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Where was she to find such a reference? Her relatives in the city had deliberately turned their backs on her. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

He considered himself a genius whom it was the duty of the country to support, and he sponged on his wretched relatives and anyone who would lend him money. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

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

Sinclair Lewis You might produce some parents or relatives or somebody to prove that Jasper never did have a twin brother. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser She was without any notable experience in social life, except such as had come to the Wiggin family, of which she was a memberrelatives and a few neighborhood friends visiting. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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]

Arnold Bennett The strict notions of her elderly relatives were right after all. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

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]

Sinclair Lewis And all her relatives were hammering at her to leave him. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Huesca was not five miles away, it was these people’s market town, all of them had relatives there, every week of their lives they had gone there to sell their poultry and vegetables. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

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

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]

A removal from my relatives would enable me to dispose of my time as I pleased without fear of detection. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

G. K. Chesterton Ghosts do not travel like tourists; even for the pleasure of visiting their relatives in the colonies. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

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

No relatives or intimate friends having come forward, his landlord attended to these rites and his banker acted the part of chief mourner. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Frances Hodgson Burnett Aunts and cousins and more or less able relatives were largely drawn on in these days of stress and need, and Dowie was an efficient person. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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

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

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]

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]

They were one of those depressing families, so common among the middle-middle classes, in which NOTHING EVER HAPPENS. From his earliest childhood Gordon’s relatives had depressed him horribly. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence Exactly as if a distaste for Granny and for that horrible house of relatives was in itself a proof of lunacy, dangerous lunacy. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

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

Sigmund Freud The meaning is that I envy certain relatives who years ago had occasion to transplant their children to the soil of another country. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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

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]

His relatives would shift camp when the time for his return had come and passed, their fear of the spirit compelling them to leave him to his fate. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

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]

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

George Gissing This morning I was as firmly resolved as ever to risk everything, to renounce the aid of my relatives if it must be and face poverty for the sake of art. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Two prisoners has he flogged with bamboos, afterwards rubbing chilis into the place if relatives do not send money. Burmese Days by George Orwell

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

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

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Some relatives were with them. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

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

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]

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]

If this be a true prediction, all the relatives to it are true, and I insist that we hear it. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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

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

Wilkie Collins He has, to say the least of it, compromised himself and his relatives on more than one occasion. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

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]

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

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

The relatives of D’Horn were now reduced to the last extremity. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry James Young Probert explained that of course he felt his relatives would only have to know Francina to like her, to delight in her, yet also that to know her they would first have to make her acquaintance. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

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

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

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

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]

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]

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

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

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]

Anthony Trollope He is actuated by a sense of honesty, but he certainly has no desire to be incommoded by relatives who would, as regards the family, claim to be superior to himself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry Kingsley And, while we are about it, let us believe that the Sydney ghost actually did sit on a three-rail fence, smoking its pipe, and directing an anxious crowd of relatives where to find its body. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

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]

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]

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]

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

Edgar Allan Poe He seems to have been very much averse to permitting the relatives to see the body. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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

George Gissing As it was fine autumn weather he went down to a seaside place, where his Canterbury relatives and the little boy joined him for a holiday of several weeks. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

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]

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]

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

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

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

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

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 But her own relatives were removed from her by a gulf nearly equally wide. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

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

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

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]

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

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]

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]

Sigmund Freud A man on a steep rock rising from the sea, in the manner of Bocklin. Source: Dreyfus on Devil's Island; also news from my relatives in England, etc. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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]

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]

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]

Bronislaw Malinowski For other statements about white men being reincarnated dead relatives see Wilhelmi, Trans. R.S.V., v. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

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

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]

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]

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]

Bronislaw Malinowski In particular, if there is any description, the actual and tribal relatives are not differentiated. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [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]

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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 relatives spoke of linen and clothes, and begged the comrades to take care of their health, and not to provoke the authorities uselessly. 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

Ford Madox Ford What was a good mother for if not to despoil her husband’s relatives in the interests of their joint children! So Christopher had been as courteous as a well-trained meal-sack of the dix-huitiéme. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

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]

Rivals can be removed if he wants to marry; relatives can be put out of the way if he wishes for their money. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne The relatives had not forgotten that the “Waidoua,” the spirit of the dead, lives on mortal food, as the body did in this life. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins You will, of course, invite any relatives and friends whom you would like to see at the wedding. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

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

Julian Hawthorne But she had never ceased to have faith that, sooner or later, news would come of the yellow-haired maiden’s relatives beyond the sea. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

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

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mothers are beginning to clutch at their sons; and even self-centred fathers and selfish pretty sisters look at their male relatives with questioning, with a hint of respect or even awe in it. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Sigmund Freud The reports of the patient’s relatives — in the present case I was given one by the eighteen-year-old girl’s father — usually afford a very indistinct picture of the course of the illness. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

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

Wilkie Collins The relatives in London resented Dermody’s neglect of them. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

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

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

Arnold Bennett And visitors’ relatives asseverated that Cyril was a perfect darling and that really Mrs. Povey must not . The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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

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

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

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]

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]

They had no relatives whatever. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

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

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins It is, I suppose, generally known that near relatives are admitted to take their leave of criminals condemned to death. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Wilkie Collins The relatives in Glasgow had daughters of their own to provide for. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Sinclair Lewis But neither am I. We’re just normal people, up to the oldest trick in the world: nagging your relatives for nagging you. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

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]

That they were tortured, and perhaps blackmailed by threats to relatives and friends. Collected Essays by George Orwell

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

Arnold Bennett Edwin, in search of an occupation, prepared to write letters to one or two distant relatives of his mother. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

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]

By the latter I mean your relatives and friends. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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]

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

Arthur Morrison In fact, all three of these pleasant relatives had records of the shadiest, and all three did whatever in the way of money-lending, mortgaging, and blood-sucking came in their way. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

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]

Leon Trotsky For several months, I avidly studied books on its history, books given to me by relatives and friends in the town. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

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]

At an hour appointed the friends of the Sheik and the relatives of the damsel met in the mosque. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

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]

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

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]

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

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

Very old acquaintances of his, he said, relatives of the Carlyle family; and he was as anxious about the secret — a painful one — as they were. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Married persons were better without relatives in their house. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My relatives secured my entrance into the best and most exclusive society, and from the first my practice has lain amongst people of that class. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

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

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]

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

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

The south [Yool’bareri] men were the nearest relatives of Boogoomarl, and he was not afraid of them, so they camped close by his own ngoora. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]