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fa muh lee

  • n  a social unit living together
    he moved his family to Virginia
  • n  primary social group; parents and children
    he wanted to have a good job before starting a family
  • n  a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • n  people descended from a common ancestor
    his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower
  • n  a person having kinship with another or others
    he's family
  • n  (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
    sharks belong to the fish family
  • n  a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  • n  an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family

  • When family conflict erupts in murder, bereaved survivors usually say the outburst was unforeseeable, unimaginable.
  • But Knowledge City is evidence that a new generation of the Ambani family is reinventing India's most powerful business enterprise.
  • NEW ARRIVALS, OLD VALUES: Peruvian immigrant Vinazza, at center, opposes gay marriage and worries that the traditional Spanish family is changing for the worse.
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  • Tiger Wood in AFP
    I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family,Woods said in a statement earlier this week.
  • Janet Jackson in Entertainment Weekly
    My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful,a visibly emotional but composed Jackson told the audience. "To you, Michael is an icon; to us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts."
  • Mark Souder in Reuters
    I'm resigning rather than put my family through a painful drawn out process,Souder said at a hastily called news conference in his home district in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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