family values

plural noun

: values especially of a traditional or conservative kind which are held to promote the sound functioning of the family and to strengthen the fabric of society

Examples of family values in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, a household may frequently watch shows that are heavy on family values, like drama series This Is Us and sitcom Extended Family. Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 California For Subscribers Steve Garvey touts ‘family values’ in his Senate bid. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2024 Births to unmarried parents are rare in Japan, due to traditional paternalistic family values, the Associated Press reported. USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2024 If elected, what would your top 3 policy priorities be? Border Security Defend our family values Economic prosperity. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Experts say the Alabama IVF ruling may generate even more voter participation, especially because IVF tends to be more common among voters who might otherwise support a Republican presidential candidate campaigning on family values. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024 While their accounts serve as a testament to their family values, together, their stories also contribute to the mosaic of the modern Detroiter experience, captured by the museum in color and portraiture. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 27 Feb. 2024 Government should invest in growing family values in order to reduce and prevent criminal activity. Destiny Torres, Orange County Register, 20 Jan. 2024 In Greece the push came from a center-right party with many of its voters supporting traditional family values. Elinda Labropoulou, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of family values was in 1912

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“Family values.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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