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family circle

noun
1.
the closely related members of a family as a group.
2.
a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery.
Origin of family circle
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Then, our family circle complete, we would settle down to an eternity of Home.

    Bruno Byrd Spilman Dewey
  • And he will be a man of the home in the sense of being devoted to his own family circle.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Calm, wondering, unafraid, the stranger enters the family circle.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Who would miss him out of the traditional "charm" of the family circle?

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • Possibly there may have been a dispute in the family circle as to the exact hour,—the birth may have occurred "upon the midnight."

  • General White, in a family circle that attracted his warm regard.

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • The greatest usefulness of this speech is often found in one's own family circle, or with immediate friends.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • There was such a thing as too much formality in a family circle.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for family circle

family circle

noun
1.
members of a family regarded as a closed group
2.
(mainly US) the cheap seating area in a theatre behind or above the dress circle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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