Examples of kin in a Sentence
They are her distant kin.
invited all of his kith and kin to his graduation party
Recent Examples of kin from the Web
The next of kin is sought for James E. Simpson, 47, of Shively.
The Tutsi exiles who had helped him to power, enraged by discrimination against their kin in Rwanda, had set out to bring the Hutu dictatorship down.
Upon being rescued and reunited with their families, some of the children rejected and attacked their own kin.
The nuclear DNA suggested that Neandertals and Denisovans were each other’s closest kin and that their lineage split from ours more than 600,000 years ago.
The Tribune is withholding his name because police said his next of kin have not been notified.
Police did not identify the victims and are notifying the next of kin.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office is seeking next of kin for Paul Bender, 72.
Discover’s Gemma Tarlach was especially gleeful, writing: It’s a good day here at Dead Things: A new study provides a nice big nail in the coffin of the notion that T. rex and its kin ran around all kitted out in feathers.
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Origin and Etymology of kin
Middle English, from Old English cynn; akin to Old High German chunni race, Latin genus birth, race, kind, Greek genos, Latin gignere to beget, Greek gignesthai to be born
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of -kin
: little catkin babykins
Origin and Etymology of -kin
Middle English, from Middle Dutch -kin; akin to Old High German -chīn, diminutive suffix
KIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kin for English Language Learners
: a person's relatives
KIN Defined for Kids
Definition of -kin for Students
: little lambkin
Legal Definition of kin
: one's relatives
kinship\-ˌship\ play noun
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