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Word: coterie

Definition: group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests


Sentences Containing 'coterie'

Among a small coterie of wartime RAAF commanders considered suitable for further senior roles, Charlesworth retained his rank of air commodore following the cessation of hostilities.
Bewer chose the field of biblical criticism in the tradition of Wellhausen and his coterie.
Counteracting this somatic ailment was a national distraction known as the burlesque show, consisting of a coterie of rough-and-tumble comedians supported by twenty or more chorus girls.
Crosby maintained a coterie of young ladies that he frequently bedded, and wrote and published poetry that dwelled on the symbolism of the sun and explored themes of death and suicide.
Damien Kane has apparently died and his reservation has been taken over by a coterie of Arcane's original Un-Men, led by Cranius.
During the 1920s former socialist Leopoldo Lugones became a supporter of fascism and from this basis a coterie of pro-fascist intellectuals grew.
I do not give this as the gossip of a coterie; I am persuaded that it is the belief of a very considerable portion of the country.
The career of Walter Leslie (1607–1667) was all in Europe, where in the Thirty Years War he rose to prominence after leading the assassination of the Imperial generalissimo Wallenstein and his coterie in 1634, becoming a Field-Marshall and Imperial count.
The three playwrights whom Greene admonishes were members of a coterie of university educated writers associated with Greene known as the University Wits.

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