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1The area around a fireplace (used especially with reference to a person's home or family life)‘he preferred the warmth of his own fireside’
- ‘Intruders used a fireside peat basket to carry antique silverware, porcelain and clocks to a waiting van.’
- ‘Her mother's family were all fireside singers.’
- ‘Add to that a heavy mist and you've got the kind of driving conditions that make the fireside look awful tempting.’
- ‘Mother liked to chat with other family members as she plied her knitting by the fireside.’
- ‘And it sells all the fireside accompaniments needed to achieve a blazing fire on a cold winter evening.’
- ‘It is like a fireside tale whispered carefully into your ear.’
- ‘But here was a real pro, oozing homespun fireside wisdoms - his beard big and bushy enough to hide a flock of starlings, little round specs, big red boots and rouged cheeks.’
- ‘I can read the lives of dukes and of princes in nice picture books by the comfort of my own fireside.’
- ‘Many the years that have passed since we sat entranced by the stories of the old people by the fireside long ago.’
- ‘This dessert wine - fragrant with aromas of raisins and vanilla - is best poured at fireside.’
- ‘This simple logic re-emphasises the importance of books, which can be consumed in the comfort of a fireside chair.’
- ‘A fairy tale can find its beginnings in the simple sentences of sagas told at the family fireside.’
- ‘Resplendent in his long black coat, starched white collar and hard black hat tied with a white ribbon, he resembled in my mind a character often described to us in fireside ghost stories.’
- ‘As the autumn evenings draw in, a cosy fireside armchair beckons!’
- ‘Almost 12 hours after leaving home the comfort of fireside and family beckon.’
- ‘Made from cherrywood, this chair, the last of five versions, was designed for a fireside alcove.’
- ‘The plot is a typical fireside ghost story - murder, infidelity and a message from beyond the grave - and the thrills are familiar.’
- ‘It's much easier to appreciate the finer points of dull, rainy days from one's own fireside, that I have to confess.’
- ‘This is history that's as comfortable as a pair of fireside slippers.’
- ‘However, the hour was late and the last train called us from our fireside reverie.’
- 1.1US A fireside chat.
- ‘The fireside chats were enormously successful and even attracted more listeners than the most popular radio shows during this Golden Age of Radio.’
- ‘Last week President Roosevelt gave the nation another of his Sunday night radio ‘fireside’ chats, his first since June.’
- ‘Beginning March 4th, 1933, and running through March 1st, 1945 FDR's fireside chats were a staple in American Homes.’
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