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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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Fiona explained: "When we were telling Harry about his great-grandparents' jobs, skills and achievements, we realised that his mum didn't really know much about that either.
Denise is flying to Belfast today to take in the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction with her cousins and visit their great-grandparents' grave.
This is precisely the same approach begun by my great-grandparents.
"In my episode, we go back as far as my great-grandparents, Richard and Ada, and that was enough for me as I felt I had information.
I considered some of the awful things my grandparents and great-grandparents had seen in their lifetimes: two world wars, killer flu, segregation, and a nuclear bomb.
Post-mortem examinations concluded that the great-grandparents died as a result of shotgun wounds.
Arlington (Texas) High School teacher Shane Hensley grew up with a deaf sister and deaf parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. So it is only logical that Hensley, who can hear, grew up with American Sign Language as his first language.
"This year my husband and I became grandparents for the first time and we are so thrilled that the twins will be able to grow up and see where their great-grandparents once lived," she said.
TRAGIC fire toddler Aeron Wallace and her great-grandparents were buried yesterday.
Quite evidently, we all have to parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so on, each subsequent generation doubling.