the fold

noun

: a group of people who have a shared faith or interest
His former colleagues would be glad to welcome him back into the fold.

Examples of the fold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As parents, conservative evangelicals tend to prioritize keeping children in the fold rather than encouraging them to push boundaries. Ruth Graham, New York Times, 17 May 2024 For now, though, Mexico can celebrate being the latest country to join the fold. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 In the 2024 Republican primary, some backed other GOP candidates but have reportedly returned to the fold since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 Move over, Drake and Kendrick Lamar: There’s another feud entering the fold in hip-hop. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 Top advisers have been shunned, then brought back into the fold. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 1 May 2024 In the past few days, in fact, even as the Ukrainian-aid fight was playing out, there have been memorable new examples of Trump-bashing Republicans returning to the fold. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2024 Now, in its 21st season, the procedural had its first spinoff in 2009 with the premiere of its Los Angeles counterpart, and a New Orleans offshoot followed in 2014 before Hawai'i joined the fold in 2021. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2024 As the season begins, Ava is licking her wounds over having been fired; for there to be a show at all, Ava needs to return to the fold with a woman who’s hurt her deeply. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024

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“The fold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20fold. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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