inner circle


: a small group of people who lead a government or an organization or who are close to its leader
The President has an inner circle of advisers.

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Recent Examples on the Web Isaacson had total access to Musk himself, and, throughout the narrative, features perspectives from dozens of people in Musk’s inner circle (or formerly close with him) on exactly what makes the man tick. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 All of this has made Mr. Meadows a figure of intense speculation and anxiety in the former president’s inner circle. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Few from his inner circle have been called to testify. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 Friendship coaches are providing guidance that includes breaking up with a friend and unexpected tools to identify which friendships belong in one’s inner circle. Diana Ruzova, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Ralph Abernathy, Stanley Levison, John Lewis and Wyatt Tee Walker, other major figures from King’s inner circle, all have passed away. Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2023 Yet this turbulence in the inner circle, the rise of warlords, the open feuding, the killings, the rebellion by a protégé, now the execution of a courtier by his master—all of this augers ill for Russia and presages the deterioration of the Russian state. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 But these conversations are best carried out in private with members of Erdogan’s inner circle and with clear expectations about the ransom that Washington is prepared to offer. Asli Aydintasbas, Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2023 Defendants #2 through #7 - the alleged inner circle At least three of the defendants are trying to move their cases to federal court; Meadows, former senior Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and David Shafer, the former Georgia Republican Party chairman. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Inner circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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