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Many who came after the battles ended in 1975 often pushed back against any mention of splitting up, putting pressure on their children or themselves to keep nuclear families intact.
Her parents and siblings forced her to become tenacious, and her new nuclear family now provides inspiration for her act.
And the sachets were packed in a box with an illustration of a man, woman, and child, a happy (Western-size) nuclear family.
The nuclear family was front and center, and people wanted to raise their children in the suburbs.
Queen rides a hover-car through a future city, nuclear-age nuclear family relives Queen's finest moments in motion-scrapbook, Freddie Mercury wrestles with clock and advertises armpit hair, nuclear war happens.
Inside the reed walls of each house, a nuclear family cooked and gathered around a central hearth.
In a 2010 interview with the Guardian, Mr. Shepard said his troubled relationship with his alcoholic father had influenced his work, and many of his most celebrated plays concerned the breakdown of the nuclear family.
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NUCLEAR FAMILY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nuclear family for English Language Learners
: the part of a family that includes only the father, mother, and children
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