small circle


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small circle

n
(Mathematics) a circular section of a sphere that does not contain the centre of the sphere. Compare great circle
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So many instances within my small circle of friends is remarkable
We need be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries to some small circle of survivors, thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done--of so many things forgotten, and so many more which might have been repaired
In a small circle of ecclesiastical archaeologists, who were the only people who could even understand one another's discoveries, he occupied a recognized and respectable place.
Tranquillity, resignation, and her strong love of him who needed it so much, formed the small circle of her quiet joys; and while that remained unbroken, she was contented.
He was settled in Paris, and living there quietly in a small circle of English and French friends.
The antelopes, nearly exhausted with fatigue and fright, and bewildered by perpetual whooping, made no effort to break through the ring of the hunters, but ran round in small circles, until man, woman, and child beat them down with bludgeons.
Weller, shaking up the ale, by describing small circles with the pot, preparatory to drinking.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
Contract notice: Entrepreneurial framework agreement tisa floodplain: restoring high-water bed water delivery capacity of the section between the railway bridge and szolnok small circle preparation and implementation of the construction plans in accordance with fidic yellow book project construction works of the law 191/2009.
Ukrainian authorities accuse Mr Yanukovych of presiding over a culture of systematic corruption that enriched a small circle of relatives and close associates during his four years in power.
He comments that this situation allows a small circle of people in VMRO-DPMNE to establish complete control over the country and realize their personal interests.
Covenanters held their meetings in a small circle on the hills or in a barn.