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Definition an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  • a coterie of thinkers and power-brokers
  • her coterie of foreign policy advisors
  • She thinks Wikipedia is more driven by coterie of top editors than it was in the early years.
  • Every member of the respectable coterie appeared plunged in his own reflections
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Nightwing bustles about as if we were expecting Her Majesty to come rather than a small coterie of parents and patrons.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • He had no loyal following as Washington had, no coterie of friends in Congress.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Sanballat looked for Ben-Hur, and turned again to Drusus and his coterie.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • As the golden wire did not take up my whole attention I was able to follow the activity of a coterie of ants in the wall beside me.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • The congregational principle, on the other hand, makes each church into a kind of club, and finally, if all goes well, into a coterie or faction.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • "He'll be there with his whole coterie."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Some years ago, around the turn of the last century, a splinter faction emerged among our people—a coterie of disaffected peculiars with dangerous ideas.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Sleep fights cancer, Regular Dr. Jim said for the thousandth time as he hovered over me one morning surrounded by a coterie of medical students.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I may say I find refreshment in this little coterie, in thus meeting my old acquaintances and subordinates, who worship me still, in spite of all.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • He had a bevy of female admirers—but also a coterie of critics, who considered him a dandy and a playboy.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • This "pastoral visit" naturally furnished an occasion for a murmur of comment in all the little local coteries.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Countess Lidia Ivanovna was a friend of her husband's, and the center of that one of the coteries of the Petersburg world with which Anna was, through her husband, in the closest relations.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Standing about the room was the little knot of men who formed the chief part of the Egdon coterie, there being present Fairway himself, Grandfer Cantle, Humphrey, Christian, and one or two turf-cutters.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Some one has said that the death of a mouse from cancer is the whole sack of Rome by the Goths, and I swear to you that the breaking up of our little four-square coterie was such another unthinkable event.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Nothing disturbed the stillness of the cottage save the chatter of a knot of sparrows on the eaves; one might fancy scandal and rumour to be no less the staple topic of these little coteries on roofs than of those under them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Wherever Willoughby went, there followed axiomatically a coterie of passive, mostly negative characters known as the Courthouse Crowd, specimens Willoughby had put into the various county and municipal offices to do as they were told.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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