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blood relationship

  1. Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
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  • There was no blood-relationship between her and the Testator.

    The Will of Samuel Appleton

    Samuel Appleton

  • The object of these unions, which had nothing of the rigidity of blood-relationship, was fellowship.

  • Those who may be considered the Abyssinians proper seem to have a blood-relationship with the Bedouin Arabs.

  • This is a very literal demonstration of man's blood-relationship with the higher apes.

  • It is not such help as would ease my necessary struggle that I ask, but the sympathy which only blood-relationship can bring.