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re luh tiv

  • n  a person related by blood or marriage
    police are searching for relatives of the deceased
  • n  an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
  • a  estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
    a relative stranger
  • s  properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
    earnings relative to production

  • Or he could forgo those relative newcomers and instead try to underscore his own experience by tapping former governor, businessman and Olympics organizer Mitt Romney of .
  • It was, after all, not easy to be brought from relative obscurity to the relative glory of a vice-presidential candidacy, only to face the prospect of being flung down again.
  • As a relative state, happiness is what psychologists call our "subjective well-being" and, fortunately for us, it is a state that we can actively change for the better.
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  • Joe Biden in Los Angeles Times
    Look, Israel can determine for itself -- it's a sovereign nation -- what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else,Biden replied.
  • Richard Galanti in USA Today
    Overall, the near-term economic outlook has weakened relative to the projections released by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) at the end of January. It now appears likely that real gross domestic product (GDP) will not grow much, if at all,... Ben Bernanke Hindu Apr 2, 2008 82200 109938 relative The philosophy of the board, in terms of compensating executives, is that we are fairly paid, if not slightly underpaid, relative to other corporate peers," Richard Galanti, the company's chief financial officer and a director, said in an...

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