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  • noun Plural form of social.


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  • The speakers are captivating, the discussions can get heated, and the socials are the perfect time to network, relax, and hang out with like-minded folks.

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  • But I agree that many gesture commands, or "socials," seem to be designed largely for humorous effect.

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  • Among the most ridiculous contradictions in our abuse systems witnessed by several investigative companies and organizations are abuse shelters forcing victims of domestic violence to use money provided to them, via grants to aid victims of crime, to purchase "dating clothes" and attend "socials" with men, hosted by the shelters.

    Senator Joseph Biden: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

  • Then came C.H. Bradley, who seldom got beyond initials and trifles of large heads on little bodies, being only once or twice promoted to "socials" during the nine years of his connection with the paper.

    The History of "Punch"

  • Nearly two thousand cartoons, initials innumerable, "socials," double-page cartoons for the Almanac and other special numbers, and two hundred and fifty designs for the Pocket-books -- such is the record of the great satirist's career; and the only change has been in the direction of freedom of pencil and breadth of artistic view.

    The History of "Punch"

  • But with the exception of a few boys 'clubs and scout patrols, for whose direction there is always a shameful shortage of willing and able lay leadership, the church has not as yet grasped the problem; and this remains true when one grants further the value of organized boys' classes in the Sunday school and of the "socials" and parties of young people's societies.

    The Minister and the Boy A Handbook for Churchmen Engaged in Boys' Work

  • "W. G." -- a contributor of a couple of trifles -- and worked for _Punch_ from 1870 to 1874, making seven-and-twenty drawings, "socials" chiefly, in his well-known style.

    The History of "Punch"

  • These were "socials" dealing with society or fashion, stage situations from behind the scenes, and grotesque ideas, such as the

    The History of "Punch"

  • Then followed Colonel Ward Bennitt, late of the 5th Lancers, who drew several initials and "socials;" but being at that time a lieutenant (in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons), he found that he had no time during the day to draw for _Punch_, and that night work affected his eyesight.

    The History of "Punch"

  • His humours of the fashions and follies of the day were greatly appreciated, especially as his work advanced to half-page "socials;" but it was to his tender touches that his popularity was chiefly due, particularly in his treatment of child-life.

    The History of "Punch"


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