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  • n. The closest of friends of a person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose


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  • He received his inner circle reclining on a gold-brocaded pillow, while female attendants fanned him with ostrich feathers or massaged his feet, hands, and neck.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Only Mahmoud Sami al-Barudi, Urabi, and their army inner circle would be tried.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • It is probable that Bramante who, like Raphael, was a native of Urbino, actively furthered his young townsman's interest with the pope, and caused him to be received among the inner circle of artists whom

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Abdel Bari Atwan, the Palestinian journalist who interviewed him in Afghanistan in 1996, recalls that dinner for bin Laden and several of his inner circle consisted of salty cheese, a potato, five or six fried eggs, and bread caked with sand.

    The Longest War

  • Occultism was the real driving force behind many apparently ‘rationalist’ thinkers—such as Leonardo da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton—and behind the inner circle of organizations such as the Templars, some chapters of Freemasonry, and the Priory of Sion.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The Priory of Sion, with its own acknowledged emphasis on Isis, claims it began as the inner circle of the Templar Order, and naturally developed over the years and acquired other esoteric associations, some of which are telling in themselves.

    The Templar Revelation

  • It was no surprise, therefore, that Bush offered Jimmy Bakerthe person he called his younger brother and placed in the inner circle in the sense of friendsthe all-important job of secretary of state.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Sitting on a rush mat, the Mahdi and his inner circle received Abu Suud in the hut that was their madrassa.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Given this new scenario it is more than likely that her role in Jesus' inner circle was as sexual initiatrix.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Deaf since birth, Ronyon could read lips reasonably well, but one of Forsythe's standing rules was that his inner circle use hand-sign language with Ronyon whenever possible.



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