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[kinz-fohk] /ˈkɪnzˌfoʊk/
plural noun
1. Unabridged
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  • Among these people the clan, or perhaps I should say the kinsfolk, forms the unit.

    South and South Central Africa H. Frances Davidson
  • Do you yield to them of your own free will, or do the people hate you, or have you a quarrel with your kinsfolk?

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Ulwin, with gashed forehead and scratched neck, was shepherding his kinsfolk in the direction of his abode.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • In Marshall's opinion the breech between these kinsfolk ought not to be healed.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • He calls a servant and bids him go to Mesopotamia, his old home, and bring a wife for Isaac from his own kinsfolk.

    The Dramatization of Bible Stories Elizabeth Erwin Miller Lobingier
  • They closed the door upon their kinsfolk and faced the situation.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • The new queen's kinsfolk quickly acquired an almost unbounded ascendency over her weak husband.

  • He will make us the kinsfolk of all things bright and beautiful.

  • She held her head very high, knowing what her kinsfolk thought: that gran'ther had disgraced them.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • She told her story, but her kinsfolk were too poor to help her.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
British Dictionary definitions for kinsfolk


plural noun
one's family or relatives
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