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first cousin

Someone or something that bears a close relation or resemblance to another person or thing. Their newest model of car, though spiffed up, remains a first cousin to their last design. In terms of artistic vision, the young director is clearly a first cousin to the likes of Alfred Hitchcock.
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first cousin

A close relation or resemblance to someone or something, as in This new machine is a first cousin to the previous model. The figurative use of cousin, which literally means "the child of one's aunt or uncle," dates from the 1300s.
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For Gulf Arab nationals, if you don't marry your first cousin, you still are highly likely marry within your clan or tribe.
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Prosecutor Jonathan Dickinson said Afsar's family wanted her to marry her first cousin, who lived in Denmark.
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First cousin of the Queen who became famous as the official photographer at the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981.
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A BIRMINGHAM MP who married his first cousin today criticised a minister who warned that arranged marriages to cousins were causing birth defects.
THE legendary natural historian gave birth to the theory of evolution, but was also just as scientific when it came to choosing a wife - he married his first cousin so that he would have fewer relatives to visit.
Radosevcev's brother married one of Vujicic's sisters, and his first cousin married another of Vujicic's sisters.
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P Hudson, Crawley, West Sussex ATHE Queen is the first cousin 14 times removed of Queen Elizabeth I, the last Tudor monarch.
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