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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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Among women having a blood relation with their husbands, those who were married to their first cousins from their father's side reported highest proportion of ever having been subjected to all marital control behaviours studied.
5 per cent of UAE marriages were between cousins, and 26 per cent of those were first cousins.
Others in support of it point out that the Prophet married his own daughter to a first cousin.
Information packets could be distributed to any first cousin couple marrying and an awareness programme could make counselling more accessible.
A study conducted in Bradford on children with disabilities established that 75 per cent had cousin parents and in Birmingham around 10 per cent of the first cousin parents' children die in infancy or have a disability.
Avoidance of first cousin marriage will decrease the frequency of birth defects and genetic problems
Actually, no one used the term "incest" but, when my brother-in-law mentioned that he once dated his first cousin, others in the room clearly were shocked.
Last night a source close to Laila confirmed Nasa had a relationship with his first cousin.
The son of first cousins, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec suffered from an inherited form of skeletal dysplasia that left the artist with short legs and weak bones.
The 66-year-old photographer and first cousin once-removed of the Queen was staying with friends outside London when he became unwell.
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VAL Summit uses the similar underwriting categories available in its living benefit-focused sister policy, VAL Horizon, and also its first cousin, Adjustable Life (AL) Summit, a fixed life product with strong guarantees that was released last spring.
When Hamilton's first cousin offered to pay for his passage to Boston where he might improve his lot in life, Alexander Hamilton seized his opportunity.
women married to a first cousin were less likely to have undertaken formal education, particularly post-secondary education (Figs.
Daniel believes in Gyrokinesis primarily because the absence of an apparatus between the mover and the movement makes the method a first cousin of dance.
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