Kin is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand kin (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use kin in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of kin, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of kin, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - group of people related by blood or marriage
EXAMPLES - Kin in a Sentence
- "Kittredge she be now, an 'none o' the name kin come a-nigh me. (source)
- Learned here translates rather a word kin to that from which we have (source)
- LITTLE HEAVEN - When someone dies, typically the next of kin is notified. (source)
- Postulation of a link between death and helping one's kin is a non-sequitur. (source)
- My Austin kin tell me that the "other" Salt Lick has completely different fare. (source)
- The interplay between cooperation and competition between kin is fairly common in nature. (source)
- Then, oh! visions of the golden dream of bliss when she could visit such titled kin in Old (source)
- His kin were a fierce, warlike race, bearing grudges against enemy clans for uncounted centuries. (source)
- Paul and his kin are a species all to themselves, off in their own little multicolored dreamworld. (source)
- I even mentioned plenty of other phones aside from the iPhone that destroy that crap called the kin (source)
- But it pains me more to see this behavior in the people I call kin, in the American Jewish community. (source)
- Turns out sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and their kin are the unsung heroes of climate change. (source)
- Like: I hope your fat wife drops the Christmas pudding and all your kin is consumed in the conflagration. (source)
- His prayer is that this military government long may live as such to train the great mass which he calls kin into a synthetic whole. (source)
- In a black binder with shiny silver text saying "Elvis 'Family," Rowe has pages and pages of enlisted Presley kin from the Civil War. (source)
- How would you feel if you and your kin were the recipient of American democracy, delivered through the sites of an AK-47 or a carpet bomb? (source)
- I am willing to bet you can convince a middle school principal that you're a particular kid's next of kin, which is something I can't pull off. (source)
- Clean-shaven, his beard sacrificed to shame that he must fight those he called kin, Kharas was at the vanguard of the army, weeping even as he killed. (source)
- It's okay for them to join the John Birch Society and be a Republican, but if one of the kin was a Democrat, then, brothers and sisters, I am a sinner. (source)
- Clean - shaven, his beard sacrificed to shame that he must fight those he called kin, Kharas was at the vanguard of the army, weeping even as he killed. (source)
- Another major event in the 1960's was William D. Hamilton's inclusive fitness theory, more widely known as kin selection theory, a term coined by Maynard Smith. (source)
- Such was the fate of William D. Hamilton, the legendary founder of inclusive fitness theory, which was dubbed kin selection by John Maynard Smith (see T&R VIII). (source)
- II. iii.27 (53,7) Two such opposed foes encamp them still] [W: opposed kin] _Foes_ may be the right reading, or _kings_, but I think _kin_ can hardly be admitted. (source)
- More importantly, however, is that fact that Chiapas is, perhaps, the most beautiful part of Mexico - more in kin to Guatemala, of which it used to be a part, than Sonora. (source)
- He had met villains and wicked fighters before; he, Lumathix the Rose-Gold and his kin were the dragons of Goodness and Light and had fought in the War against the creatures of Darkness. (source)
- But as with the Prince or his titled kin folk, I wonder if those who helped bring in $300,000-500,000 for a weekend of buffets for Senator Clinton really know for what the money will be used. (source)
- The paradox is resolved if many interactions are with related individuals so that the benefits of altruism are reaped by copies of the altruistic gene in other individuals, a mechanism called kin selection. (source)
- Her English cousins, related to her only through her stepmother, yet called kin for courtesy's sake, had given up trying to understand her complexities, as she had likewise given up trying to explain herself. (source)
- She could not suppose it possible, however much consideration we might entertain for her personally, that the Countess de Gramont and her family should allow it to be known that one of their kin is a dressmaker! (source)
- It has been theorised that homosexuality, which remains at a stable level in human populations of around 4% for men and 2% for women, survives from generation to generation due to a phenomenon known as kin selection. (source)
- When food is shared only within kin groups, an infant death permits reallocation of its unneeded food to the infant's kin, offsetting the fitness cost of the death and weakening the force of selection against infant mortality. (source)
- Her mother - she was Picard's sister - died when Iveta was born, and her father when she was ten years old, and she was given over into her uncle's ward as her nearest kin, which is natural enough, if her kin had proved natural to her! (source)
- Levy suggest that Zuckerman and his kin are the indirect offspring of those early days of hacking, although Zuckerman notes that he is less interested in the underlying "code" than the overall use of technology to connect people together as a social fabric. (source)
- In response to "Perfect Wedding in Arizona," who was not on speaking terms with most of her family, Dickinson sidestepped an etiquette question about whether Perfect should be forced to invite people she didn't want to and pointed out bluntly that not speaking to whole groups of her kin was a sign that she didn't "'do' family well." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "kin" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 24 synonyms for kin.
affinity, blood, clan, connection, consanguinity, cousin, extraction, family, folk, house, kindred, kinsfolk, kinship, kinsperson, kith, lineage, member, people, race, relation, relationship, sibling, stock, tribe
We have 0 antonyms for kin.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of kin from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) One's relatives; family; kinfolk.
- (noun) A kinsman or kinswoman.
- (adjective) Related; akin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Race; family; breed; kind.
- (noun) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
- (noun) One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
- (noun) Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
- (noun) Kind; sort; manner; way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
- (noun) Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
- (noun) Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
- (None) The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.
- (adjective) Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Race; family; breed; kind.
- (noun) Collectively, persons of the same race or family; kindred.
- (noun) Relationship; consanguinity or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
- (noun) Kind; sort; manner; way.
- (None) Of kin; of the same blood; related.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) group of people related by blood or marriage
- (noun) a person having kinship with another or others
- (adjective) related by blood