But we’ll give it our best go...A family is an unbroken circle of friends, and Breister’s in our family now.”
We also find with him the deep perception that the individual families (les families incoherentes) are the economic units of all faulty societies divided by opposing interests.
It is possible that his family was a sinified Toba family, or at least came from a Toba region.
According to Morgan, the family is the active element; it is never stationary, but in progression from a lower to a higher form in the same measure in which society develops from a lower to a higher stage.
This family was so little esteemed, that Ubertino Donato, who had married a daughter of Bellincion Berti, himself indeed derived from the same stock (see Note to Hell Canto XVI.
Your family is the single greatest disappointment to our race.
04:026:028 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
19:107:041 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
Thus, if the Hohenstaufen family were the heirs of the Franconian Emperors, the Guelfs became the representatives of the opposition to that line which had centred in Saxony; and for the old contest between Papacy and Empire, Saxon and Franconian, there was now substituted a dynastic struggle between Weiblingen or Ghibelline and Guelf.
And what chance would there have been, Lefferts wrathfully questioned, of his marrying into such a family as the Dallases, if he had not already wormed his way into certain houses, as people like Mrs. Lemuel Struthers had managed to worm theirs in his wake?
Retty's family were once large landowners, and so were Dairyman Billett's.
Even if it makes you feel good, I think a family is creatures loving one another and caring for each other.”
If the family is very high church or the baby is delicate and its christening therefore takes place when it is only a week or two old, the mother is carried into the drawing-room and put on a sofa near the improvised font.
This is the patriarchal idea, according to which the family is the cell of society, and at the head of the family stands the eldest male adult as a sort of patriarch.
The new "small gentry" did not consist of great families like the original gentry.
The post brought me nothing but bills (though I must say that I never do get anything else; my family are not the kind that write).
He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
She can't imagine where he picked up his queer ideas; the family have been Church of England for generations.
Here we may lump them together not so much as a family as a miscellany.
The joint family is a co-operative corporation, in which men and women have a well-defined place.