kinship kinship  /ˈkɪn ˌʃɪp/


  1. (n) a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
  2. (n) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption


  1. I asked her to play the role--even though she is way more beautiful than I am--because I felt a real kinship to her.
  2. He realized that the kinship he divined between man and the big apes and cats the charismatic megafauna could make others more willing to protect nature as a whole.
  3. Because Jefferson was a humble person, I feel a kinship with him.


  1. Sports strengthens, nurtures the paternal bond New Orleans Pelicans' coach Monty Williams has with his five children

    Workouts help growth, kinship.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Riffs celebrates the solstice with Utah Phillips tribute

    Recycle Utah Executive Director Insa Riepen feels a sense of kinship with the late singer-songwriter Utah Phillips, who was known as the "Golden
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Park Record

  3. Waiting for a Mentor: Boys just want to go fishing

    School is done for the year and kids of all ages are longingly watching the weather and asking "when will the rain stop so we can go fishing?" Yes, Minnesota summer is here and so is the rain, but a lot of kids aren't wondering if the sun will come out. They are wondering if someone will come to the rescue, bring some fun into their lives and step up to be their Kinship Partner.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch


  1. "We didn't reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name," Schmidt added. "But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka's municipal Web site, the more kinship we felt with this fine...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Eric Schmidt Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "There is just an extraordinary affinity and kinship that we have. We owe so much to England; that when you come here there's that sense of familiarity, as well as difference, that makes it just a special place," Obama said, seeking to repair a...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Patriotism is deeper than its symbolic expressions, than sentiments about place and kinship that move us to hold our hands over our hearts during the national anthem," Republican presumptive White House nominee Senator McCain wrote in Parade...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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