A tribe would gather to hear a warrior recount his exploits, going into graphic detail, the bloodier the better.
For Rosolie, the threat was an isolated Indian tribe; for Bates, malaria.
Scars marked his face from ritual cuttings done in his tribe.
It is not only a fast read—it also describes part of a tribe which judges, sells, and consumes American fiction professionally.
All I would suggest is that movement conservatism is only a part of the tribe (and one we're working hard to shrink).
The elders then impart to him the customs and traditions of the tribe.
I want to fix my tribe's dream so firmly it can never be forgotten.
During a formal visit to the chieftain of the tribe, he was offered tea.
She was left to die, "as the tribe did not want to be bothered with her."
And I promise you, in the long days to come when I turn your head in the smoke, no man of the tribe shall come in to disturb us.
mid-13c., "one of the twelve divisions of the ancient Hebrews," from Old French tribu, from Latin tribus "one of the three political/ethnic divisions of the original Roman state" (Tites, Ramnes, and Luceres, corresponding, perhaps, to the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans), later, one of the 30 political divisions instituted by Servius Tullius (increased to 35 in 241 B.C.E.), perhaps from tri- "three" + *bhu-, root of the verb be. Others connect the word with the root of Welsh tref "town, inhabited place."
In the Biblical sense, which was the original one in English, the Latin word translates Greek phyle "race or tribe of men, body of men united by ties of blood and descent, a clan" (see physic). Extension to any ethnic group or race of people is first recorded 1590s.
An occasional taxonomic category placed between a subfamily and a genus or between a suborder and a family and usually containing several genera.
A $3 packet of narcotics (1960s+ Narcotics)
a collection of families descending from one ancestor. The "twelve tribes" of the Hebrews were the twelve collections of families which sprang from the sons of Jacob. In Matt. 24:30 the word has a wider significance. The tribes of Israel are referred to as types of the spiritual family of God (Rev. 7). (See ISRAEL, KINGDOM OF ØT0001909; JUDAH, KINGDOM OF.)