Origin of coterie
Examples from the Web for coterie
Yet as Emily Bazelon revealed in Slate, a coterie of right-wing organizations has indeed lined up to oppose contraception itself.Do Corporations Believe in God? The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case Has the Answer|Jay Michaelson|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barbra Streisand and Denzel Washington, along with a coterie of A-listers, have sent their toddlers there.
Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and flirtatious, Anne drew a coterie of men to her, and each would lose his head for her.
While Aspinall provided the wealthy clientele, the mobsters provided a coterie of highly skilled cardsharps.Lord Lucan’s Whereabouts: The Tabloid Rebirth of a Decades-Old Crime|William Coles|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And President Bashar al-Assad, no doubt, sees that his coterie of regional despots is thinning out.
Shakespeare did not write for a coterie: yet he produced some works of considerable subtlety and profundity.Play-Making|William Archer
But the king and his coterie were very angry, and assailed the duke in the most violent terms of condemnation.Louis Philippe|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Cicily, my dear, I think you are well rid of that coterie of cats.Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
Make her, therefore, of your coterie, if she is with you while the piece is in your possession.
Each had his coterie of friends and well wishers who had gathered to give him a rousing send off.Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer|J. W. Duffield
Word Origin for coterie
1738, from French coterie "circle of acquaintances," originally in Middle French an organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord (14c.), from cotier "tenant of a cote" (see cottage).