Social Circle


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Social Circle

 

a political club, founded in Paris in late 1789 and early 1790 by N. de Bonneville and the Abbe C. Fauchet. The Social Circle directed a broader organization, the World Federation of Friends of the Truth, formed in 1790. Its press organ was the newspaper La Bouche defer, which often advocated egalitarian and Utopian ideas.

Some Social Circle leaders took part in the republican movement during the crisis of Varennes, when the king of France’s attempt to flee the country set off a bitter struggle between the monarchists and the people, who were demanding the proclamation of a republic. In 1791, owing to its extremely heterogeneous membership, the Social Circle disintegrated. In 1792 and 1793 most former Social Circle members supported the Girondins.

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The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Yet his wife and children, and those in his small social circle, thought otherwise.
The evening glided swiftly away, in these cheerful recreations; and when the substantial though homely supper had been despatched, and the little party formed a social circle round the fire, Mr.
Then there's going to be a singing-school and a social circle in Temperance after New Year's, and I shall have a real good time now I'm grown up.
By Privilege I do not at this moment mean the old abuses by which certain rights were conceded to a few, to the prejudice of the many; no, I am using it to express the social circle of the governing class.
As a particularly Angular man, I do not fit smoothly into the social circle, and consequently I have no other engagement at Christmas-time than to partake, on the twenty-fifth, of a boiled turkey and celery sauce with a--with a particularly Angular clerk I have the good fortune to possess, whose father, being a Norfolk farmer, sends him up (the turkey up), as a present to me, from the neighbourhood of Norwich.
Immovable in its prejudices, good or evil, this social circle follows a beaten track, looking neither before it nor behind it.
Miss Snevellicci's papa being greatly exalted by this triumph, and incontestable proof of his popularity with the fair sex, quickly grew convivial, not to say uproarious; volunteering more than one song of no inconsiderable length, and regaling the social circle between-whiles with recollections of divers splendid women who had been supposed to entertain a passion for himself, several of whom he toasted by name, taking occasion to remark at the same time that if he had been a little more alive to his own interest, he might have been rolling at that moment in his chariot-and-four.
to night school, and to the social circles and homes of young people.
Beverley and Felix have made hosts of friends during their stay in Carlisle and will be much missed in social circles.
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However, Daisy isn't Franklin's only means of distraction and she must learn to share the man in power with others in his inner social circle.