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kith and kin

Friends and family. We are gathered here, with kith and kin, to celebrate this great union.
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kith and kin

friends and relatives; people known to someone. I was delighted to find all my kith and kin waiting for me at the airport to welcome me home. I sent cards to my kith and kin, telling them of my arrival.
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kith and kin

Friends and family, as in Everyone was invited, kith and kin as well as distant acquaintances. This expression dates from the 1300s and originally meant "countrymen" ( kith meant "one's native land") and "family members." It gradually took on the present looser sense.
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kith and kin

your relations.
Kith , an Old English word meaning ‘native land’ or ‘countrymen’, is now only used in this phrase, which itself dates back to the late 14th century. The variant kith or kin is also sometimes found.
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kith and ˈkin

(old-fashioned) friends and relatives: He has returned to live in Italy, where he’ll be surrounded by his kith and kin.
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kith and kin

Friends and family. This term is very old indeed, appearing in William Langland’s Piers Ploughman (1377), when kith meant “one’s native land,” and by extension one’s countrymen, and kin meant, as it still does, “members of one’s family.” Presumably the alliteration helped it survive. It became a cliché in the nineteenth century but is much less heard now and may be obsolescent. Ogden Nash played on it in “Family Court” (1930): “One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one’s own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.”
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When a person who has worked as a district judge or has practiced as a lawyer in a high court for many years is appointed as a judge, he is bound to have colleagues, kith and kin there.
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Kith Meng, whose Royal Group conglomerate holds a 45 per cent stake in the joint venture, is to quit after two successive, three-year terms as chairman.
Micah and Eli become involved with the fierce and beautiful Kin girl Thrace in defending the rare hatchling of the whitewyrme from the clutches of the evil Kith. Micah, though a Kith himself, finds himself attracted Romeo-like to Thrace.
And I'd be lucky to get a good long talk with any of the kith and kin.
The TSE is pondering the move, in order to avoid 'blind trading' for TDRs, such as the recent case of Kith Holdings, trading for whose TDRs continued, despite the suspension of the trading of its stocks on the Hong Kong bourse for two days from August 18 following the default of US$12 million debt by its customer.
No time for us to stand and stare, no time for kith or kin.
He then accuses the gentleman's 'kith and kin' of 'killing and maiming our troops' in a sweeping generalisation which assumes that most Afghans are Taliban which is clearly not the case.
"This is the worst-ever fighting in the region, and there are thousands of people on the streets looking for kith and kin," he said.
Separate prep kith. Dry storage, fully equipped, Huge Catering biz (Cash) lots of parking, great reputation, terrific location.
Suicide leaves the biggest ache because kith and kin are left guilty that they didn't realise the trauma of those who kill themselves.
AMATEUR family historians can find out more about their kith and kin when staff at Warwickshire's Record Office run a series of workshops.
Much of her information comes from immigrants in New York City, who shared their personal experiences, family stories, and reports from kith and kin who were still in Greece.
For all the flashiness, he was supremely tough and we all rode with him as if he was our own kith and kin.
The high prevalence of kith and kin child care for infants and toddlers, coupled with research evidence suggesting cause for concern about quality in these settings, points to a critical need for policies and programs to support kith and kin caregivers in providing quality care.