charmed circle

charmed′ cir′cle


n.
an exclusive or privileged group.
[1895–1900]
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charmed circle

n (liter)illustrer Kreis
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And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.
Yet although Defoe wrote so much and lived at a time when England was full of witty writers he was outside the charmed circle of wits who pretended not to know of his existence.
Just at these steps the group paused, as though it feared to proceed further; but very quickly one of the three ladies, who formed its apex, stepped forward into the charmed circle, followed by two members of her suite.
Peggotty at Salem House; how delighted he was with the boat and all belonging to it; how lightly and easily he carried on, until he brought us, by degrees, into a charmed circle, and we were all talking away without any reserve.
As details of one the biggest banking swindles came to light, a scandal involving one of the prime minister's charmed circle of business friends, Narendra Modi was putting on another of his rockstar performances in Delhi, this time for the benefit of a stadium full of schoolchildren rounded up for advice on how to beat the exam blues.
South African comedian and satirist Trevor Noah has done the "virtually impossible"--breaking into the charmed circle of American Late Night shows, which are hard to crack for Americans, let alone a hitherto unknown African.
It's the sense Christmas is a time when society comes together and the disadvantaged are brought into the charmed circle of happiness.
Mellow's Charmed Circle (1974) and Linda Wagner-Martin's Favored Strangers (1995), attention to Stein frequently has entailed a far greater emphasis on her life story and the famous company she kept at 27 rue de Fleurus.
But it has been a very corrupt democracy in which the old economic and military elites continued to dominate politics, and people from outside that charmed circle rarely rose to prominence.
But the problem with all this is that it still leaves much of Northern England excluded from this charmed circle.
MAUREEN MESSENT dissects the myth that America's first family created for itself CAMELOT, that modern myth of a charmed circle of handsome and religious men, each faithful to his wife, died in Dallas.
He has expressed his confidence in his own abilities and now he turns his attention to her, implying that she is talented and creative too, part of a charmed circle.