, though distant, between the Macrauchenia and the Guanaco, between the Toxodon and the Capybara, -- the closer relationship
between the many extinct Edentata and the living sloths, ant-eaters, and armadillos, now so eminently characteristic of South American zoology, -- and the still closer relationship
between the fossil and living species of Ctenomys and Hydrochaerus, are most interesting facts.
it is with those who would destroy the natural relationship
between the sexes, by modifying either the one or the other with a view to making them more alike.
I suppose" (smiling) "I have more pride than any of you; but I confess it does vex me, that we should be so solicitous to have the relationship
acknowledged, which we may be very sure is a matter of perfect indifference to them.
If the wing of friendship should never moult a feather, the wing of relationship
should never be clipped, but be always expanded and serene.
If the world disapproves, I don't care," said Vronsky; "but if my relations want to be on terms of relationship
with me, they will have to be on the same terms with my wife.
I had two sisters and one brother, that lived in the same house with me; but the early separation of us from our mother had well nigh blotted the fact of our relationship
from our memories.
They were not their families, nor their wives, nor their servants; the relationship
was peculiar, and so unlike anything known to us that it is most difficult to describe.
It may be easily imagined how the relationship
between Aramis and a seamstress who called the queen her sister amuse the young men; but Aramis, after having blushed two or three times up to the whites of his eyes at the gross pleasantry of Porthos, begged his friends not to revert to the subject again, declaring that if a single word more was said to him about it, he would never again implore his cousins to interfere in such affairs.
She received him with her very best politeness, which he returned with as much more, apologising for his intrusion, without any previous acquaintance with her, which he could not help flattering himself, however, might be justified by his relationship
to the young ladies who introduced him to her notice.
And he suffered enough from brazenly meddlesome and self-seeking folk, from impudent and inquisitive intruders, to justify some suspicion of old acquaintances suddenly styling themselves old friends, and of distant connections newly and unduly eager to claim relationship
But the Normans conquered part of Brittany, and a close relationship
grew up between the two peoples.
The mechanisms by which these contextual factors influence sex partner selection and dynamics within sexual relationships
, however, are not clear.