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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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one's next of kin

one's closest living relative or relatives. The police notified the dead man's next of kin. My next of kin lives 800 miles away.
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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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your ˌnext of ˈkin

(formal) your closest living relative or relatives: The hospital need to contact her next of kin — she is very ill indeed.This form must be signed by your next of kin.
Kin is an old word for your family or your relatives.
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Kin believes that the holidays should be easy and stylish, no matter your age or life stage," says Beth Lemenach, VP of Content at Kin Community.
El cuerpo sera, junto con Lissa y Kin, el tercer gran protagonista
The research team's work began in 2008 to examine whether or not animals with smaller brains relative to body size could recognize kin through vocalizations as they forage by themselves at night.
First, it may be that kin and work relationships in Japan have changed significantly since the data used by Kanazawa and colleagues was collected in the 1980s and 1990s.
The SQOL has been used in several previous studies that concerned healthy groups (student nurses, people looking for work), psychiatric outpatients, chronic psychiatric patients, patients with lesions after bacterial meningitis, patients with MS, patients with muscular dystrophies and their next of kin, and patients with low-grade glioma and their next of kin (Bostrom & Ahlstrom, 2005; Edvardsson & Ahlstrom, 2009; Eklund, 1996, 1999; Hugosson et al.
The Kin was also based on a special Microsoft software called Windows Phone OS, even as Microsoft prepared to release the new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
The big two features unique to Kin are "Loop" and "Spot".
Almost everything on the phone is stored by Microsoft in remote servers and accessible via the Internet from any Web browser via an online application called Kin Studio.
Verizon said it will start selling the Kin phones online in early May and in stores shortly thereafter.
The Coroner's Office is now trying to trace Mr Barclay's next of kin and it is believed he may have had a nephew, called Ian Barclay, from the Birkenhead area.
The next morning Madame Kin was arrested and 10 policemen were sent to Kokusan, seized Kin, and brought him back to Seoul.
Questions regarding the ACOAs' perceptions of kin and fictive kin relationships were explored by asking the participants to describe their relationships with relatives or neighbors while growing up.
The rapid growth of kinship foster care in the 1990s has been attributed to the increased need for out-of-home care, the declining capacity of non-kin foster homes to accommodate that need, and the growing acceptance of kin as a placement resource for abused and neglected children (Beeman et al.
FORMAL lines of communication between jockeys injured on the racecourse and their next of kin were opened up for the first time yesterday, thanks to an initiative driven by the Professional Jockeys' Association and the Racecourse Association.
And experiments comparing the abundance of seeds produced by plant clusters have in some cases found differences between clumps of kin and clumps of strangers.