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 Meanings and Examples of AKIN
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akin
 a.  of the same kin; related by blood
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  After dinner, and till the beginning of the evening, Kitty was feeling a sensation akin to the sensation of a young man before a battle.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 13
4  And her son, like her husband, aroused in Anna a feeling akin to disappointment.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 32
5  Now he experienced a feeling akin to that of a man who, while calmly crossing a precipice by a bridge, should suddenly discover that the bridge is broken, and that there is a chasm below.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 8
6  Besides, the sister-in-law with her low-necked bodice aroused in him a feeling akin to shame and remorse for some utterly base action.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 28
7  These two men were so akin, so near each other, that the slightest gesture, the tone of voice, told both more than could be said in words.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 31
8  I have done everything for this woman, and she has trodden it all in the mud to which she is akin.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 12
9  The thought of the harm caused to her husband aroused in her a feeling like repulsion, and akin to what a drowning man might feel who has shaken off another man clinging to him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 8
10  Levin smiled at his own thoughts, and shook his head disapprovingly at those thoughts; a feeling akin to remorse fretted him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 15
11  Such sensations, however, were too near akin to resentment to be long guiding Fanny's soliloquies.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  She could not endure the idea of treachery or levity, or anything akin to ill usage between him and his friend.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  The lineaments which will get embodied in ideals based upon this new recognition will probably be akin to those of Yeobright.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
14  Although his weaknesses were not specially those akin to physical fear, this species of coup-de-Jarnac from one he knew too well troubled the mind of Wildeve.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
15  It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
Example Sentence:
1  A vaunter and a liar are near akin.
2  This game is closely akin to rugby.
3  Public speaking can produce a state of mind akin to panic.
4  Despite their mechanical complexity and the need for piloting skills akin to riding a unicycle, a helicopter's idiosyncrasies can quickly be forgiven.
5  Twitter was known for being a terrible scrum during its early years, a place more akin to “Game of Thrones” than Silicon Valley-style nose-to-the-grindstone mettle.
6  Calling Mary socially inept is akin to describing Hurricane Katrina as a summer shower.