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  1. confidently optimistic and cheerful
  2. accompanied by bloodshed
    this bitter and sanguinary war
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How To Use sanguineous In A Sentence

  • Although many incest statutes apply only to consanguineous relationships, some apply to all legally sanctioned parent-child relationships.
  • Thus deleterious recessives had not been eliminated from the population to the extent that consanguineous matings were harmless in terms of offspring viability.
  • A consanguineous sample of 410 Taiwanese mothers and adolescents was drawn from urban schools serving middle-income areas of Taiwan.
  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them. Of The Epidemics
  • Conclusions Elderly people with hemafecia and mucosanguineous stools should be examined by coloscopy to find polyps and eliminate malignancy early.
  • Consanguineous marriages are not new; ask our own royal family. Times, Sunday Times
  • We have now done with such sanguineous animals as are quadrupedous and also such as are apodous, and have stated with sufficient completeness what external parts they possess, and for what reason they have them. On the Parts of Animals
  • When "Southern Chivalry" and the _purity_ of southern society are spoken of now, it is at once replied, that a large number of the slaves show, by their _color_, their indisputable claim to white paternity; and that, notwithstanding their near consanguineous relation to the whites, they are still held and treated, in all respects, _as slaves_. The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus
  • The most obvious is the mating system, which generates ‘short-term’ inbreeding, i.e., inbreeding caused by one or a few generations of consanguineous matings.
  • It also found that these consanguineous relationships led to deaths from 'genetic and congenital abnormalities'. Times, Sunday Times
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