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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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In the name of soul-searching and introspection, the coterie will only advice the family to lie low for some time and immunise themselves from the chorus of miss governance, corruption, price rise and wait for the opportune moment.
In figure 9, we note that when the number of transactions is significantly higher than the number of nodes, the average load of coteries increase, otherwise the load is variable.
Also, when the load balancing results are studied, we note that the load of coteries and the communication cost of R/W queries are significantly reduced when the load balancing strategy is applied.
I want to bring to your notice massive corruption - with the money involved amounting to 15 billion rupees- by Musharraf's coteries posted to NAB and PCBL.
FRANK O'HARA: THE POETICS OF COTERIE BY LYTLE SHAW.
At his death in 1966, he was known as much for his nonstop social presence at the center of a group--a coterie, aesthetic tendency, or even school--of '50s and '60s abstract painters and poets as for his poetry and art criticism.
Kierkegaard eschewed the elitism of the Romantic and did not seek acceptance by the coteries of culture.
Bukdahl's rich and nuanced analysis recognizes the pivotal role of the Corsair affair and the scandal-mongering journalism in the ten issues of The Moment, two events that seem mysterious to readers who locate Kierkegaard within the coteries of culture.
Now you can also fear (and with perfectly good reason, too): biological weapons and nerve gas in the subways, terrorist bombings in your office building, the AIDS virus the Ebola virus the flesh-eating streptococcus bacilli and a host of other retroviruses emerging from the rapidly deforested jungles of the world, coteries of right-wing wackos running shadow governments within the actual government, elected officials in the pocket of who knows what corporate interests, a worthless dollar backed up by nothing but faith and free-falling into oblivion.
Recent research into early modern social groups in which women gained access to literary language has focused on the coteries in which they learned to perform alongside men, improvising poems later printed in books.
For Gaisser, this social world is essentially literary, the world of academic coteries, publishers of belles-lettres, and practicing poets.
the country's leading targeted media company, today announced the formation of Coterie (kote-e-ree), a new venture focused on the burgeoning scrapbooking industry.