It is, therefore, plain that these are to be classed as relative
conseille de famille = council of relatives
, supervised by a judge, that supervised the care of minors in France; cure = priest}
All the papers relative
to the enterprise were accordingly submitted to my inspection.
If F-- --K S--FTL--Y will communicate with his distressed and alarmed relatives
Two considerations help us to fix a relative
date for the "Works".
What can be more curious than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be constructed on the same pattern, and should include the same bones, in the same relative
Well, you know of course that the greater is relative
to the less?
But if by virtue is meant (as I almost think it ought) a certain relative
quality, which is always busying itself without-doors, and seems as much interested in pursuing the good of others as its own; I cannot so easily agree that this is the surest way to human happiness; because I am afraid we must then include poverty and contempt, with all the mischiefs which backbiting, envy, and ingratitude, can bring on mankind, in our idea of happiness; nay, sometimes perhaps we shall be obliged to wait upon the said happiness to a jail; since many by the above virtue have brought themselves thither.
Possessed of abilities which might have raised him to distinction in almost any career that he could have chosen, he had nevertheless, from his youth upward, been a disgrace to all his relatives
Mingott was delighted with the engagement, which, being long foreseen by watchful relatives
, had been carefully passed upon in family council; and the engagement ring, a large thick sapphire set in invisible claws, met with her unqualified admiration.
Now, however, all was to be changed, and Dorothy was really more delighted to know that her dear relatives
were to share in her good fortune and enjoy the delights of the Land of Oz, than she was to possess such luxury for herself.
Dermody, the bailiff, possessed relatives
in London, of whom he occasionally spoke, and relatives
in Scotland, whom he never mentioned.