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fireside

[fahyuh r-sahyd] /ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Also called hearthside. the space about a fire or hearth.
2.
home.
3.
home or family life.
adjective
4.
informal and friendly in manner:
The politician's fireside manner helped her win votes.
Origin of fireside
1555-1565
1555-65; fire + side1
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  • Don't you think I am nice enough to have a fireside of my very own?

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • It was not twenty minutes before he was seated by his own fireside again.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • And fireside happiness is less important than the meeting of an obligation!

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • They added something to the pleasure of the senses and to the comfort of his fireside.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Thus the two women talked the evening away, and were by no means sorry to be at their own fireside.

    I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for fireside

fireside

/ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the hearth
2.
family life; the home
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Word Origin and History for fireside
n.

1560s, from fire (n.) + side (n.). Symbolic of home life by 1848.

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