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blood

noun

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1 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
  • in his mind, blood came before anything else, and he would not betray his criminal brother to the police

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2 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • the language expert was certain that a young woman with such an upper-class accent had to be of royal blood

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3 the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
  • in your blood you know this business deal just isn't right

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4 the intentional and unlawful taking of another person's life
  • blood will always have blood, and so the killing never ends

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The first known use of blood was before the 12th century

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blood

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“Blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blood. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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