by blood


: by a relationship that connects two people through their natural parents, grandparents, etc.
My aunt and I are related by blood.

Examples of by blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The action, if that’s the right word, is focused on the slow, agonizing process of bleeding to death, narrated by blood trickling from the hands and feet of a crucified Jesus. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 The prevalence of hypertension in adults in Canada is about 23%, lower than the 30% found in the United States, a 2019 study said, defined by blood pressure readings above 130/80. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 6 May 2024 This complaint is not driven only by blood lust: Israel has lost more than 230 soldiers in Gaza to date—on a per capita basis, more than the United States lost during the entire Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Raphael S. Cohen, Foreign Affairs, 16 Feb. 2024 The officers saw a man lying under the seats of a subway car, not moving and surrounded by blood, the report said. Hurubie Meko, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 He was surrounded by blood and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2024 Her best friend stopped at a Scheel’s in Wichita and told them about Dean’s shoes — a gift from her 22-year-old stepson that were ruined by blood. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 Over the last decade or so, ethnic identity, at least among the internet literati, has been governed by a certain essentialism that holds that culture is biologically ordained by blood. Jp Brammer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 She also is first seen in the film unclogging a toilet with her bare hands, and by the end, she’s stained by blood more than once. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024

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“By blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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