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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KINSMEN

Only when they lay dead before him did he remember that they were his own kinsmen.

If ever he was to see her it would be to-night, when her kinsmen had promised to return.

They did not scruple, as other Arabs did, to fight against their kinsmen.

So he collected all his kinsmen, and set off to fetch his bride.

This being the case it was possible for us to quarrel, like kinsmen.

But if you will, I will go and seek some of our kinsmen to meet us near by.

He lavished the possessions of the church upon his friends and kinsmen.

Kinsmen of the coming centuries, I bid you hail and godspeed!

And as to your being kinsmen, why should not kinsmen behave to each other like men of honour?

I now have nothing to keep me here; my parents are dead and I have no other kinsmen.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, kenesmen, from late Old English cynnes mannum; see kin + man. Kinswoman is recorded from c.1400.

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