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Synonyms for family

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a group of usually related people living together as a unit

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a group of people sharing common ancestry

one's relatives collectively

one's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

of or relating to the family or household

Synonyms for family

a person having kinship with another or others

a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

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We were busily employed in building this fort, until the fourteenth day of June following, without any farther opposition from the Indians; and having finished the works, I returned to my family, on Clench.
Every family that lived in it, some one was sure to get consumption.
The death of her husband had left her an ample fortune, which she generously offered to share with the family.
Vanstone should have been associated with family affairs which (in her independent position as to relatives) must necessarily concern Mr.
I cannot, even now, distinctly pledge myself to fall upon your family's neck; but the member of your family, who is now in attendance, shall have no genial warmth frozen by me.
No, no, be easy on that score; the family is extinct.
In London, perhaps, in your present quiet style of living, it might be as you say: but in Bath; Sir Walter Elliot and his family will always be worth knowing: always acceptable as acquaintance.
I try to talk with Madame de Maisonrouge all I can (she is the lady of the house, and the REAL family consists only of herself and her two daughters).
After this the family interest merely rested on heirship of the estate.
That is an extraordinary old gentleman," I said to the other two; "do you happen to know what the Exmoor family has done to him?
In short," concluded the parson, decisively smacking his leg with his switch, "there's hardly such another family in England.
As he stroked his closeclipped white whiskers and ran his hand through the rumpled grey locks above his jutting brows, his disrespectful junior partner thought how much he looked like the Family Physician annoyed with a patient whose symptoms refuse to be classified.
It was some time before she could find what she looked for; and other family matters occurring to detain her, a quarter of an hour had elapsed ere she returned downstairs with the volume from which so much was hoped.
but the society of many families, which was first instituted for their lasting, mutual advantage, is called a village, and a village is most naturally composed of the descendants of one family, whom some persons call homogalaktes, the children and the children's children thereof: for which reason cities were originally governed by kings, as the barbarian states now are, which are composed of those who had before submitted to kingly government; for every family is governed by the elder, as are the branches thereof, on account of their relationship thereunto, which is what Homer says, "Each one ruled his wife and child;" and in this scattered manner they formerly lived.
It is true that her nature sometimes rebelled against these dictates of reason, and that she grew yearly more capricious and impatient; but having a respectful and well-disciplined husband under her thumb at all times, she found it possible, as a rule, to empty any little accumulations of spleen upon his head, and therefore the harmony of the family was kept duly balanced, and things went as smoothly as family matters can.
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