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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.
See also: and, kin

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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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.
Kochery recalled another case where immediate kith and kin of an employee of an Indian company in Doha were fooled by someone who reportedly took away the compensation awarded by a local court, reportedly using a power of attorney that he made the local authorities believe was obtained from the relatives of the deceased in Maharashtra.
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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.
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People are not likely to find in political principle," Huntington writes, "the deep emotional content provided by kith and kin, blood and belonging, culture and nationality"--an argument that, of course, comes perilously close to resurrecting race and ethnicity.
Each of the 16 Welsh athletes in Greece this month gives total commitment to their sport, as often do their kith and kin.
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Court leniency to child-abusers, our kith and kin persecuted in Zimbabwe - now, they're worth losing your rag about.
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