charmed circle


: a group marked by exclusiveness

Examples of charmed circle in a Sentence

a famous writer and her charmed circle in Paris
Recent Examples on the Web In a political economy in which decent livelihoods are artificially scarce, selective schools have helped to keep my family in a socioeconomically charmed circle—and keep others out. The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 OkCupid has cast a charmed circle of inclusion, from which some people must still inevitably be excluded. Zoë Hu, The Atlantic, 23 Mar. 2022 Their class background and experiences of poverty pushed them outside of that charmed circle of perfect victimhood. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 10 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charmed circle was in 1821

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“Charmed circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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