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1‘growing up in the bosom of one's family’
2‘I wanted to meet his family’
relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connections
informal fam, folks, nearest and dearest
3‘a prospective husband must come from the right kind of family’
ancestry, parentage, birth, pedigree, genealogy, background, family tree, descent, lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood, extraction, derivation, race, strain, stock, breed
forebears, forefathers, antecedents, progenitors, roots, origins
rare filiation, stirps
4‘she is married with a family’
children, little ones, youngsters
offspring, progeny, descendants, scions, heirs
informal kids, kiddies, kiddiewinks, tots, sprogs, quiverful
5‘a member of the weaver bird family’
taxonomic group, group, order, class, subclass, genus, species
stock, strain, line
technical taxon, phylum
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