family friend


: a person who has known and spent time with one's family
She is a family friend.

Examples of family friend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a rare first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ($120,000 to $180,000) features a poetic dedication from L. Frank Baum to a close family friend. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 Ed Bonner, a family friend who wrote the foreword for Conter's autobiography, The Lou Conter Story, described the war veteran as a warm man who never lost his cool — even when being shot down during a mission. Vanessa Romo, NPR, 3 Apr. 2024 While Dimon was an undergraduate at Tufts University, banker and family friend Sandy Weill hired him to spend his summer working at the investment bank Shearson—where Dimon’s father and grandfather both worked as stockbrokers. Byjasmine Li, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024 Foley died Sunday at Albany Medical Center in New York after a skiing accident in Vermont, family friend Ryan J. Wiggins told The Hollywood Reporter. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2024 The girl was eventually able to reach a family friend, who picked her up and took her to her home. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 2 Mar. 2024 So Obaid turned to an oil consultant and old family friend to value the oilfield. Hugo Miller, Fortune Europe, 2 Apr. 2024 Educated at boarding schools in Switzerland and England, the princess was making public appearances by 13, serving as a swimwear model for a family friend, the Italian designer Emilio Pucci. Alex Williams, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 In 1982, Betty Ford and former ambassador and close family friend Leonard Firestone established the Betty Ford Center for substance dependency. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Family friend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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