start a family


: to begin having children
They want to start a family soon.

Examples of start a family in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva turned heads in 2018 when they got married and announced plans to start a family despite their 33-year age difference. Ale Russian, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Benny Blanco is ready to start a family with Selena Gomez! Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 In the nine-part series, debuting May 8, Connelly portrays Daniela Dessen, a once-promising artist who chose instead to start a family with her husband, Jason (Joel Edgerton). Jenelle Riley, Variety, 8 May 2024 Mariah Carey's Life in Pictures After meeting Alfred, Patricia set aside her career to start a family, welcoming daughter Alison Carey and son Morgan Carey before giving birth to Mariah. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 The dichotomy in Stefani’s music between wanting her independence and the desire to start a family has always stuck with Rodrigo after all these years. Jack Dunn, Variety, 14 Apr. 2024 In the case of Maya and Carina, that meant accelerating the timeline slightly to show their early experiences with motherhood, rather than prolonging their struggles to start a family. Max Gao, NBC News, 11 Apr. 2024 Kang had reached her early ‘30s and wanted to start a family after years focused on eduction and building a career. Bruce Rogers, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The commotion eventually died down, and Ms. Belafonte put her career aside to start a family in Manhattan. Ian Zack, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Start a family.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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