related by blood

idiom

: sharing biological ancestors
My stepmother and I are not related by blood.

Examples of related by blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite being related by blood and commonly in the same generation, cousins can end up with completely different upbringings, class backgrounds, values, and interests. Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2023 Antonina Di Maria, while not technically related by blood to Lanza, was the head of multiple branches of the family to such an extent that Lanza and generations of cousins refer to her as The Nonna. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 And although they are not related by blood, Grace and Stella are also close. Lia Beck, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2023 Their families are not related by blood but, to Mary Lou, they are related in a different way. Veronica Fulton, NBC News, 11 July 2023 The Bookshop, like Ryan’s fictional The Shop Around The Corner, is an old establishment, run more as a family set-up even though those who work there are not related by blood. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 12 Aug. 2020 Kevin Coghill described his nephew as Carroll’s cousin; another relative said they were not related by blood but were close enough to consider each other family. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 Unless you’re related by blood, working long-term for Jerry is rarely a sure thing. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2023 Cyrus and Parton are not related by blood, but the country music super star is the Hannah Montana alum's godmother. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 2 Jan. 2023 See More

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