He had no family left now except his sister, Katie, and the birth father they were going to visit in Texas.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
His family didn't consider the meal formal, but their attire was certainly more formal than she was used to wearing.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
There were so many emotions running below the surface of this family relationship.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
No one in her family ever questioned her innocence.
Sure. Is it someone your family knew?
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?
It was a cozy family setting, and she soon forgot the argument.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
Let us all be a happy family and love one another.
And we are of an excellent family and have a pedigree that I challenge any humans to equal, as it extends back about twenty thousand years, to the time of the famous Green Dragon of Atlantis, who lived in a time when humans had not yet been created.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
What a big family it was!
They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.
Both he and his family dressed well; they had plenty to eat; he had even bought a horse to help him carry his produce to market.
Until I was ten years old, my family lived in rural east Texas.
My daughter, the family gardener, only plants heirloom produce from non-hybrid seeds.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
We might pay a premium to support a family farm.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
The first baby in the family was not to be lightly named, every one was emphatic about that.
Naturally the family was much disturbed, and left the room.
I very soon made up my mind that I could do nothing with Helen in the midst of the family, who have always allowed her to do exactly as she pleased.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
Such a lodge was in the first instance constructed in a day or two at most, and taken down and put up in a few hours; and every family owned one, or its apartment in one.
An average house in this neighborhood costs perhaps eight hundred dollars, and to lay up this sum will take from ten to fifteen years of the laborer's life, even if he is not encumbered with a family--estimating the pecuniary value of every man's labor at one dollar a day, for if some receive more, others receive less;--so that he must have spent more than half his life commonly before his wigwam will be earned.
We have built for this world a family mansion, and for the next a family tomb.
There are those who have used all their arts to persuade me to undertake the support of some poor family in the town; and if I had nothing to do--for the devil finds employment for the idle--I might try my hand at some such pastime as that.
I lived on the edge of the village then, and had just lost myself over Davenant's "Gondibert," that winter that I labored with a lethargy--which, by the way, I never knew whether to regard as a family complaint, having an uncle who goes to sleep shaving himself, and is obliged to sprout potatoes in a cellar Sundays, in order to keep awake and keep the Sabbath, or as the consequence of my attempt to read Chalmers' collection of English poetry without skipping.
I won't hear it spoken of, said the princess in the same petulantly playful tone in which she had spoken to Hippolyte in the drawing room and which was so plainly ill-suited to the family circle of which Pierre was almost a member.
Dmitri, a man of good family who had been brought up in the count's house and now managed all his affairs, stepped softly into the room.
Besides the family, there were eight borzoi kennelmen and more than forty borzois, so that, with the borzois on the leash belonging to members of the family, there were about a hundred and thirty dogs and twenty horsemen.
The head of the family, Count Ilya Rostov, continually drove about the city collecting the current rumors from all sides and gave superficial and hasty orders at home about the preparations for their departure.
Her equipages were the huge family coach in which she had traveled to Voronezh, a semiopen trap, and a baggage cart.