family circle

the closely related members of a family as a group.
a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery.

1800–10 Unabridged
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family circle
1.  members of a family regarded as a closed group
2.  chiefly (US) the cheap seating area in a theatre behind or above the dress circle

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Example sentences
Everyone in your family circle will be forever grateful.
But his interest in education was by no means confined to the family circle.
Mellon wrote this with the impression that it would not leave the family circle.
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