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family values

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plural noun

the moral and ethical principles traditionally upheld and transmitted within a family, as honesty, loyalty, industry, and faith.

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family skeleton, family style, family support, family therapy, family tree, family values, family way, family-tree theory, famine, famish, famished
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Examples from the Web for family values

  • Bob McDonnell went from GOP family-values godsend to blaming everything on his ‘nut bag’ wife.

    The Religious Right's 'Nice Guy' Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus|Patricia Murphy|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • In the family-values sphere, Rock also made a sex tape with Creed lead singer Scott Stapp.

  • Tipper launched her family-values crusade with her own perfect family smiling at her back.

    The Way They Were|The Daily Beast|June 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Might not be the best line of defense for a guy interested in the family-values vote.

    The Summer's Winners and Losers|Samuel P. Jacobs|September 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST