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family circle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfamily circleˌfamily ˈcircle noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 a group of people who are closely related to each other – used especially when emphasizing that someone does or does not belong to this group
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family circleHis passing leaves a sore gap in his family circle and in his wider circle of friends and acquaintances.There are no ground rules for knowing how to handle these semi-permanent relationships in the context of the larger family circle.A baby would complete the picture of a straight family circle.Using a person outside the family circle, such as the district nurse, is positively the last resort.Maybe it's just me, as another poor sap outside the family circle.The family circle was extended by inclusion of the indoor servants.
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