family values

plural noun

Definition of family values

: 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 However, Nordstrom proudly remained closed, siding with family values during the holiday. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Inheritance is a stabilizing force in our society that honors family values. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 18 June 2021 On Thursday, Hungary hosted former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a conference in Budapest dedicated to family values and demography, both issues that form a central pillar of Hungary's conservative policy. Justin Spike, ajc, 24 Sep. 2021 Officials have also expressed concern about abortions as a manifestation of eroding family values., 27 Sep. 2021 The Frente Nacional por la Familia, a pro-life organization in favor of family values, said that the SCJN had ruled against the right to life — a right that is recognized internationally. Diana García, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 In last year's presidential election, Sandu beat Moscow-friendly incumbent Igor Dodon, the current leader of the Socialists, who campaigned on high social spending, traditional family values and a distrust of closer ties with the West. Corneliu Rusnac And Stephen Mcgrath, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021 According to the Wall Street Journal, Xi’s family values push has also been coupled with efforts to censor voices speaking about women’s rights online. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 31 May 2021 For conservatives, the fact that more women are putting off parenthood or forgoing it entirely is evidence of a dangerous decline in traditional family values. Jill Filipovic, Star Tribune, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of family values

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Family values.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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