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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
1555-1565
1555-65; fire + side1
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  • In the evening when she had worked till she was weary she had no bed to go to, but had to sleep by the fireside in the ashes.
  • Dances of re-enactment and fireside singing evolved soon after.
  • Vented outdoors, the smoke can pose a bigger threat to people in the community than to those sitting fireside.
  • As a camp counselor, he told fireside tales about her experiences.
  • Thus, with abundance of fuel, shelter and comfort by his own fireside are secured.
  • Decades ago, millions of families gathered in their living rooms to hear a president's fireside chats.
  • There is no place more delightful than one's own fireside.
  • Now to recollect by the fireside on the white square of marble.
  • In the evening when she had worked till she was weary she had no bed to go to, but had to sleep by the fireside in the ashes.
  • It is before all else a domestic race, fitted for family life and fireside joys.
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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