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Kith and kin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kith and kin kindred more or less remote.
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Idioms

Kith and kin - Your kith and kin are your family; your next of kin are close relations you nominate to deal with your affairs in the event of your death on a document, like a passport.
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Usage

In literature:

And how can we expect those not their own kith and kin to be willing to give up liberty for their sakes?
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
She had no kith nor kin, and her affliction separated her from the rest of mankind.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Of country, parents, kith and kin (life's boon) myself debar?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
I've buried all my kith and kin bar them two lassies.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
What can this world offer to one who has roughed it all his life, and who has neither kith nor kin that he knows of to care about his death?
"Masterman Ready" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Remember, as far as I know I am absolutely without kith and kin.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
All she knew of Major Harper's kith and kin was, that he was the eldest brother of a large family, settled somewhere down in Dorsetshire.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
And there was poor little Ruth left all alone in the world, with neither kith nor kin but Jeff.
"Oldtown Fireside Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Against Greeks war must be conducted as against our own kith and kin.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Yon place is filled with my own kith and kin.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Don't you know the whole thing will go to that man that's no kith nor kin of his, while we poor relations has to sit and starve!
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
Remember that it is your own kith and kin that will be opposed to you.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
He don't care no more for me than if I was no kith nor kin to him, and he just as lieves see me sent to prison as not.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
In fact no story of the war is now possible without some kith and kin in it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
His kith and kin dwell in Huna-land.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
But Meade is the man of their own kith and kin, and they ought to have known him.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
She also shared that family-affection, that strange fondness for all her kith and kin.
"Small Souls" by Louis Couperus
The Wolf and all his kith and kin Approach in long array!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
She was an angel, this beautiful English cousin who was yet kith and kin to him, and his errand would prosper.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
Hetty had no kith or kin in this region, and the nearest point was Badger.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
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In poetry:

"Gae take frae me this yay mantle,
And bring to me a plaidie;
For if kith and kin, and a' had sworn,
I'll follow the gypsy laddie.
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
Hours pass'd till evening's beetle roams,
And blackbird's songs begin;
Then all went back to happy homes,
Save Wilhelm's kith and kin.
"The Child and the Hind" by Thomas Campbell
Happen I'll find, ere night has passed,
Some of my kith and kin at last,
And meet a man with a heart as wild
As that of Gypsy Nan's lone child.
"The Daughter Of Gypsy Nan" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
And, half—regretful, yearn to win
Their way back home, and fondly claim
The rightful share of kith and kin
In Alfred's glory, Shakespeare's fame,—
"A Christmas Carol" by Alfred Austin
"I left my native ground,
I left my kin and kith,
I left my royal crownd,
Vich I couldn't travel vith,
And without a pound came to English ground,
In the name of Mr. Smith.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Among the "Upper Ten" to-day,
It is considered want of tact
To slay one's kith and kin, and may
Be classed as an "unfriendly act."
Oh, yes, of course I know that this
Is merely public prejudice.
"The Cat" by Harry Graham

In news:

My beard and I are being attacked by kith and kin with razors.
Kith, Kin and Khaya: South African Photographs by David Goldblatt Goodman Gallery, 200 pp.
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