- a small, intimate, and often influential group of people.
Origin of inner circle
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for inner circle
He is, nonetheless, a longtime friend and inner-circle confidant of the Clintons.StopHillary Super PAC Goes After McAuliffe in Virginia Race
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They were part of Saddam's inner-circle and lived a "hip" life.Zainab Salbi: 'All the Guilt, It's Not Worth It'
March 12, 2011
“She was reelected with 80 percent in her district,” said the inner-circle source.Pelosi's Next Move
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November 4, 2010