kith and kin

idiom

old-fashioned
: friends and relatives
They invited all their kith and kin to their new home.

Examples of kith and kin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most migrants, however, rely on their kith and kin to survive. Alexander Betts, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2019 Most South American migrants rely on their kith and kin to survive. Competition and a lack of adequate coordination among UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations is palpable. Alexander Betts, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2019 The emphasis here is not so much on criminal deeds (though Cassini men appear to have participated in quite a variety) as the impact of absent and/or abusive personalities on kith and kin. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 11 Sep. 2021 Gander residents renewed this rite not out of fear of divine punishment but as an affirmation of civilization, which extends cooperation and reciprocity beyond kith and kin. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021

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