Coterie


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Coterie

 

(1) In medieval Western Europe, an armed detachment of mercenaries, who often plundered the populace and committed outrages.

(2) An intimate circle or group of persons pursuing a common selfish aim.

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A coterie that owns all replicas of the same data is structured in a binary tree.
SUMPTUOUS: The tasteful interior and outside of the Coterie restaurant sets the tone for the food to follow
By refusing a chronological or biographical organization, the book displays a rare fidelity to its subject, presenting the world of a literary coterie in all its entangled, collaborative, and recursive complexity.
Coterie is a 31-year-old service league of 30 active members and a host of lifetime members.
McMillan begins this section with the rather contentious claim that no "crisis in gender relations" existed during this period: "the perspective of a coterie of frightened male intellectuals" should not be read as social reality.
Georgia Douglas Johnson, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Mary Church Terrell, Carter Woodson, James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, among others, were members of a coterie Richardson met with regularly to "talk over things we had done or planned to do.
No cultural High Mass reveals this better than the annual Academy Awards ceremony, in which a small coterie of Hollywood film people congratulates, mostly, a small coterie of Hollywood film people.
IRBE TREILE BELONGS to a small coterie of young Latvian literati who gravitate around the newly created literary journal Luna, launched a couple of years ago in an attempt by the "Young Turks" to detach themselves from the establishment, most conspicuously represented by the perennial presence of Karogs, the literary monthly that has survived many regimes and changes in literary orthodoxy by wisely maneuvering through minefields of permissible deviation and marginal independence.
While Neukom's coterie seemed tentative in attacking witnesses, Boies eviscerated Microsoft's supporters with a surgeon's skill.
The coterie of contributors provide a refreshing and solid analysis of religion and the American Civil War.
It was the sensual element, aided and abetted by the openly erotic atmosphere of Diaghilev's coterie, that the public latched on to and that artists seemed most eager to portray.
Joining a handful of experts designing for New Media companies in the New York tri-state area, the Ascot team works with a coterie of telecommunications and technical consultants along with the more traditional fabric houses and furniture manufacturers to achieve the desired results.