raise a family


: to have and bring up children
She raised a family before she went to college.

Examples of raise a family in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wong’s parents had fled poverty — at one point, his father used tennis balls as flotation devices to illicitly cross waters from Guangzhou into Hong Kong — in order to raise a family in a more opportune land. Amy X. Wang, New York Times, 7 May 2024 Gilbert was ranked as the best suburb to raise a family in Phoenix, according to Niche.com. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 29 Feb. 2024 The college town is an idyllic place to go to college and raise a family. Jenavieve Hatch, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 For the second year in a row, WalletHub has ranked Massachusetts as the best state in the nation to raise a family. Scott Wilk, Orange County Register, 4 Feb. 2024 But Gail abandoned her singing career early on to get married and raise a family. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 Half of Republicans say California isn’t really American California’s national reputation as a place of dreams and prosperity is in jeopardy, battered by Republicans who dislike almost all aspects of the state and many Democrats who see it as too costly and a poor place to raise a family. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 One even married a local girl and remained on the island to raise a family. Rebecca Panovka, Harper's Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 Parquet is involved in job corps programs and volunteer work with the city of Oakland and is working to raise a family, the attorney said. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Raise a family.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raise%20a%20family. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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