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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n relationship a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness) "the relationship between mothers and their children"
    • n relationship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    • n relationship a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection) "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
    • n relationship a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies show that divorced women have more trouble starting new relationships than divorced men
    • n Relationship The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At age 47, the Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy Smith, with her mother's blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the marriage only lasted a year. Not long after, Bill's 30-year-old son Stephen married Mandy's mother, age 46. That made Stephen a stepfather to his former stepmother. If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his father's father-in-law and his own grandpa.
    • n relationship The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance.
    • n relationship In music, same as relation, 8. Also called tone-relationship.
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  • Barbara De Angelis
    “You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
  • Buddha
    “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”
  • Graham Greene
    “In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.”
  • Nick Richardson
    Nick Richardson
    “Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The one who loves least controls the relationship.”
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”


In literature:

This closer relationship with a few men did not in the least narrow his interest in the life of the College.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
Modern Ideals of Sex-relationship.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
This explanation of the relationship of the Binds and Nunias seems almost certainly correct.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
But what attached him more than all to modern times, was his well-established relationship with the great family of the army.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
It also changes their relationship to men and marriage.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
What relationship has any one with another?
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
There is a very close relationship between health and normal digestion of the food.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
He could break all his relationships, and separate him from wife and kindred.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
True, none of these later men ignored social relationships as did Rousseau.
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
No better evidence could be found for the relationship of Sussex to this great event.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
Many attempts were made to develop some form of stable society and social relationship.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
This practically bars marriage within seven degrees of relationship.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
My life had not been one to bring about intimate relationships with women.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
None of the descendants of a female are included in the primitive notion of family relationship.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
A man's daily meals have vital relationship with his vision of the Lord.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
In spite of the different spelling of the name, was there, perchance, some relationship?
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
It is strange that the children of brothers and sisters furnish the most suitable marriage relationships.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Not many degrees of relationship are recognized by the Sakai.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
This relationship continued undisturbed for several years; we rose together from class to class and remained friends.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
There are certain systems of writing which indicate that the type of relationship which we use is not the only possible type of relationship.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In poetry:

Too human for the thought to slip —
How every song that sorrow sings
Betrays the broad relationship
Of all created things.
"In Memoriam~ -- Alice Fane Gunn Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
One cannot match her perfect phrase
With commonplaces from your lip;
And yet there are some sexual traits
That show your dim relationship.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Friendship-pure, unselfish friendship,
All through life's allotted span,
Nurtures, strengthens, widens, lengthens,
Man's relationship with man.
"Friendship" by Anonymous Americas
We were only her playmates,--no tie
Of relationship drew us that way,
We'd been told that dear Alice must die,
And she'd begg'd she might see us that day.
"Alice" by John Hartley
To work with Things in the indescribable
relationship is not too hard for us;
the pattern grows more intricate and subtle,
and being swept along is not enough.
"As Once the Winged Energy of Delight" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Leads to wealth he said 'twould lead to.
Soon are gather'd there whole races,
Their relationship to show him.
And as great-grandfather, nobly
Stands Jamblika's youthful figure.
"The Book Of Paradise - The Seven Sleepers" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

How long will relationship continue as budget crunch time nears.
Charlestown is a tightly knit community where new and old residents alike form relationships and relish in the past, present and future of their deep-rooted home.
Here's an overview of their intertwined relationships over the decades, their conflicts, and the events that have shaped their view of America's role in the world.
See every business relationship from both sides.
New York Rangers End Business Relationship With Baldwin's Group.
Vivica A Fox's Fiancee Says They Are In A " Business Relationship ".
Leica Geosystems, GOMACO form business relationship .
Siemens and Fujitsu Enter Into IT Business Relationship Jun 18, 2003 Printable format Email this Article Search.
VoiceTech and HBS Form Business Relationship Print E-mail.
Works with family, building community relationships.
The relationship of Wisconsin's two US senators is off to a bumpy start.
Must Leverage Buy And Sell Relationships To Succeed: Analyst.
Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr had a good relationship until it broke down over Vietnam.
During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts talked about his relationship with Kaleb Canales, former interim head coach and finalist for the position.
My Relationship With Steve-O "Doesn't Feel Over Yet".

In science:

Using the same proton-208Pb scattering data at 800 MeV the exact relationship leads at all measured angles to a significantly increased violation of the pseudospin symmetry as compared to .
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
We have derived closed-form expressions for the relationship between scattering amplitude and observables in nucleonnucleus scattering.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
This test may be derived from the relationship between the F - and χ2 - distributions (e.g.
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
We can then place the star in the mass-radius-period relationships given in that paper.
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
For example, they do not place any constraints on the relationship between Pl(U jV ) and Pl(U jV ) if V = V .
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
But there is a limit on how sharp the SAT-to-UNSAT transition can be for the Fn,p ensemble, due to the approximate relationship between p and the number of clauses in the formula.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT
Our Eq. (11) (or (10)) in a general case would result in a nonlinear relationship between them and, in this sense, can be referred to as Generalized Langevin Equation (GLE) (an additional noise term will be discussed below).
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
The above relationship extends the classical FDT towards strongly non-equilibrium regime.
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
S/δX to the evolution rate ˙A (the relationships is given by non-linear Eq. (10) or (11)).
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
It is tempting to try to understand the relationship between free (0, 2) tensor multiplets and tensionless string theories in the same way.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
Each class is characterized by a scale free relationship between connectivity and clusterization.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
This relationship is not linear, having a slope less than unity.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
By making use of the relationship between random-cluster models and Potts models (see [2, 19] and the references therein), one obtains thereby a generalization of the theorem of Dobrushin to include percolation and Potts models.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
This point is crucial to the relationship of oriented quantum algebras and invariants of knots and links.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
The aim of this section is to discuss the relationships between different kinds of automata.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data