One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The members of a particular family, regarded as a group.‘the existence of these papers was unknown outside the family circle’
- ‘She is survived by her husband, Thomas; brothers, sisters and large family circle.’
- ‘Ironically, he is still not recognised as a writer in his family circles.’
- ‘So please be sure that your close family circle understands what lies ahead.’
- ‘The Clarks have, however, welcomed Mary and her partner into the family circle.’
- ‘Outside the family circle, another way of finding capital was from members of the same church or sect.’
- ‘Senior members of my family circle were actively engaged in the politics of indigenous issues.’
- ‘Within the family circle, he was a devoted and loving husband and father.’
- ‘The move to a new city is made bearable for Nicky by the presence of his close, but small, family circle.’
- ‘The man is part of a large extended family circle in the Newcastle and Castlewellan areas.’
- ‘Her aunt and her brother, two years her junior, completed the family circle.’
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