kin vs ken

kin ken


  • 1) Race; family; breed; kind.
  • 2) Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • 3) One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  • 4) Kind; sort; manner; way.
  • 5) collectively Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  • 6) A relative or family member.
  • 7) Organisms that are genetically related to another or others.
  • 8) One's relatives or family.
  • 9) (Mus.) A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  • 10) Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
  • 11) Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • 12) A Chinese musical instrument, of very ancient origin, having from five to twenty-five silken strings. It is played like a lute.
  • 13) Collectively, persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  • 14) A weight, in use in China and Japan, equal to 601.043 grams, or nearly 1⅓ pounds avoirdupois; a catty.
  • 15) Relationship; consanguinity or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • 16) A diminutive suffix, attached to s to signify a little object of the kind mentioned: as, lambkin, a little iamb; pipkin, a little pipe: catkin, a little cat, etc.
  • 17) A chap or chilblain.
  • 18) Same as kine.
  • 19) A person's nearest relatives according to the civil law. (Stimson.) The phrase does not include a widow, she being specifically provided for by the law as widow, and it is sometimes used in contradistinction to children: as, the widow, children, and next of kin. In either use it means that one (or more) who stands in the nearest degree of blood-relationship to the deceased. What degree is deemed nearest varies somewhat in the details of the law of different jurisdictions; but in general where there are no children, or descendants of children, the father is the next of kin, and if there is no father, the mother, and if no parent, the brothers and sisters are the next of kin, and so on.— Of kin, of the same kin; having relationship; of the same nature or kind; akin. See akin.
  • 20) Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
  • 21) Related genetically or in the same family.
  • 22) Related or similar; akin.
  • 23) Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
  • 24) related by blood
  • 25) (Physics) The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.
  • 26) Of kin; of the same blood; related.
  • 27) Of the same kind or nature; having affinity.


  • 1) The emphasis is on the links between past and present and the ties of blood and kin.
  • 2) The theory of kin selection has been highly successful in explaining many features of animal behavior.
  • 3) These kin groups contain the same set of people from any ego's viewpoint.
  • 4) We would always be nicer to people who shared our genes so-called kin selection.
  • 5) My mother has inherited the photographs of her oldest friend who died aged 93 without any blood kin.
  • 6) Some societies do not restrict marital residence exclusively to either the wife's or husband's kin groups.
  • 7) “Well, she’s no kin o’ yours, nor much acquaintance as I’ve ever heared of, ” said Mrs. Glegg, who always cried just as much as was proper when anything happened to her own “kin, ” but not on other occasions.
  • 8) Ef Doctor Mac kin save Lou's life -- an 'he _kin_ -- yo'd be a murderer, -- yes, a murderer uv yo'r own flesh an' blood, ter forbid him. "
  • 9) 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.
  • 10) Payments for downloads are made through Google Checkout. im still having troubles with my kin one it feels like everything on my kin is mashed up together but i still like it:)
  • 11) Knowing this, he went on: 'O Paṭācārā, to one passing to another world no child nor other kin is able to be a shelter or a hiding-place or a refuge.
  • 12) 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.
  • 13) Occupy Wall Street is the long-term kin to the festival experience held throughout the country for much of the year.
  • 14) Postulation of a link between death and helping one's kin is a non-sequitur.
  • 15) But for a growing number of adult children, reconnecting with kin is more than just a holiday affair.
  • 16) This means that the difference between keen and kin is that in the former the vowel “involves considerable tensing of the vocal apparatus” (Roca and Johnson p. 182).
  • 17) ‘Nuclear families are the main kin group, with relatives involved as kin in the extended family.’
  • 18) ‘Extended family and kin are an important part of the social structure of the republic.’
  • 19) ‘From the moment of birth an infant is showered with attention and care by family members and extended kin.’
  • 20) ‘Relatives seek out prospective mates for their kin from desirable families.’
  • 21) ‘Most families are in practice extended, with elderly or other kin in the household and other relatives nearby.’
  • 22) ‘In gathering information about who lives in the home and who fulfills family roles, it is important to assess for the involvement of extended family and non-blood kin.’
  • 23) ‘Neoreligious communities have emerged in which people are guided to the other side to communicate with deceased family members and kin.’
  • 24) ‘All of the mother and fathers' relatives are considered kin.’
  • 25) ‘The family also teaches that kin are the appropriate source of friendly companionship.’
  • 26) ‘At every level of society a person looks to family and kin for both social identity and succor.’
  • 27) ‘Family and kin are the primary focus of an individual's loyalties and identity.’
  • 28) ‘Marriage always takes place then (in theory) between people who are already kin but only kin of a specified kind.’
  • 29) ‘A powerful deterrent to deviant behavior is that such behavior brings shame to one's family and kin and is considered sinful.’
  • 30) ‘This often makes mutual aid and small business formation a whole family strategy, encompassing extended and mythical kin with geographical or social ties in the sending country.’
  • 31) ‘A pervasive myth is that the extended family does not exist and that society is composed of nuclear families cut off from extended kin.’
  • 32) ‘Traveling together with family, friends, and extended kin these mobile groups bond and build community life.’
  • 33) ‘That is, men interact with their wives' kin as individuals rather than as representatives of their corporate Houses.’
  • 34) ‘As is the case with many blended or separated families, children don't always understand the relationships between kin.’
  • 35) ‘There is kin - immediate and extended family - and close behind that, neighbors, members of my social group, people to whom I can turn in need, people like me.’
  • 36) ‘Most households are not nuclear families, but contain other kin as well.’
  • 37) ‘This may allow non-breeding animals to pass along the genes they share with their kin by helping in the rearing of young.’
  • 38) ‘Juvenile salmon clearly avoided kin when they shared shelters and preferred to associate with unrelated conspecifics.’
  • 39) ‘Smaller herbivorous dinosaurs, however, may have fed to a greater extent than their larger kin on plants defended by qualitative toxins.’
  • 40) ‘Precisely how fishes and other animals recognize kin is hotly debated in the scientific community.’
  • 41) ‘The preceding plants form a grade between the lineages considered in Lab 9 (conifers, Ginkgo and Cordaites) and the flowering plants and their kin.’
  • 42) ‘They would have seen themselves as intellectually kin to men who do not figure in these lists - priests or scholars who had on the face of it no great philosophical interest.’
  • 43) ‘They are kin to dragons from when humans first settled on Pern.’
  • 44) ‘Though he is kin to God in nature, all his character is unlike God.’


  • 1) He said, lifting one shoulder towards the door as Liz closed it, `I ken him.
  • 2) Pobjoy didn't show bewilderment because he never did, but the quirks of the antiques business were beyond his ken.
  • 3) The room, his mother, his wife, Dekkeret, all disappeared from his ken.
  • 4) ‘Yes, for me too it was something totally different - beyond my ken.’
  • 5) ‘The morons do not even protect the exposed steel with paint - and something as simple and old-fashioned as using galvanized bolts in the first place is clearly way beyond their ken.’
  • 6) ‘That was 1990, and the friend and his friends were witty and sparkly, and totally convinced me that Aucklanders were smart and sophisticated and ironic beyond my ken.’
  • 7) ‘It's beyond my ken, but for those in the know there's an accompanying set of statistics, ranging from water absorption rates to frost resistance.’
  • 8) ‘How he can handle such pain and fear is beyond my ken.’
  • 9) ‘How anyone can take a steady daily diet of meetings is beyond my ken.’
  • 10) ‘‘I think this is a bit beyond my ken,’ Updike says generously, before sheepishly moving on.’
  • 11) ‘If there is a better job than travelling the globe at someone else's expense and being paid handsomely for it, then it is beyond our ken.’
  • 12) ‘You know also that forces beyond our ken are always at work.’
  • 13) ‘We sense a mathematical basis for the design, but one that lies beyond our ken.’
  • 14) ‘There were powers stirring this night, strange things beyond his ken.’
  • 15) ‘His actions seem senseless, but by the glint in his eye, you know he's operating with a logic beyond your ken.’
  • 16) ‘The visitor should experience a little vertigo, because something is going on that is beyond his ken.’
  • 17) ‘The sport of homing-pigeon racing has been developing for over a century, and they have been used to carry messages for longer, but how the birds navigate is still beyond our ken.’
  • 18) ‘Maybe recognition of such a state is simply beyond his ken after all these years.’
  • 19) ‘Is it possible that in some far-off galaxy as yet beyond our ken creatures very different but perhaps far superior to us in intelligence live in a civilisation of their own?’
  • 20) ‘Total awareness is a discipline beyond the ken of us ordinary mortals.’
  • 21) ‘Such allusions, which portray Horace's awareness of politico-religious matters, can be said to be beyond the ken of a philological approach.’
  • 22) ‘Concepts such as dollar cost averaging and compound interest are way beyond the ken of your average punter because they're never explained in the popular press.’
  • 23) ‘Moreover, the consequences lie far into the future and spread across the entire globe: way beyond their temporal and spatial kens.’
  • 24) ‘Just when you think you ken everything there is to ken about living in Scotland, you get a rude awakening.’
  • 25) ‘But our Ancestors kenned that some places are more lively, more powerful than other places, and this potency is explored through the medium of sacred geometry, through ley lines and stone circles.’

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