Definitions of Families

  1. A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.

Usage examples for Families

  1. Then the delighted soldiers would say to each other, " You see the Emperor knows us all; he knows our families; he knows where we have served." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. " Well- no," he hesitated; " their families are old friends, though." – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  3. Orders came to her for shoes from many families in the neighbourhood, and she could not get them finished fast enough. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  4. Why, Alice, hasn't it been all settled among families? – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  5. We always take a keen interest in the families of those who serve us. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Families wished to live in private, far from the indifferent and from strangers.... – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  7. It's done every day by our best families. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  8. The duty will then be to their families and to themselves. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  9. I have a horror of low families. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  10. The two families that were invited came to breakfast. – The Bad Family and Other Stories by Mrs. Fenwick
  11. Nor was the youth's confession disagreeable to the good lady, her mother, who, at one glance, perceived all the advantages of such an union between the two families. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  12. It brings peace to two families." – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  13. Most of them were married and had families. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  14. The Duchess of Hohenberg, formerly the Countess Chotek, was a friend of my mother's, and for many years our families have been intimate." – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  15. They say not a word about the whole families who are upon the pension list. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  16. For of course, if there is to be- as I suppose there is- a union between our families, it would be utterly impossible that any cloud could rest on Dr. Ransford, even if he is only your guardian. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  17. Had it landed at that castle the secret would have been handed down to some of the native families, just as that of the golden valley and of other hidden treasures has been. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  18. Perhaps, because in no other way had a sense of unhomelike loneliness pressed upon her, as at that time when families generally gathered together in pretty homes. – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden