the social


British, somewhat informal
: money provided by a government program to people who are unable to work because they are old, disabled, or unemployed
He's living on the social now.

Examples of the social in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jill spoke out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Instagram in June 2022, and has also advocated for gun control on the social media site. Adam England, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 Three helium leaks developed as Starliner made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), according to a post on the social platform X from the agency's Johnson Space Center late Wednesday. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 6 June 2024 And she’s got tapes of her conversations with Donald that might plunk her on the social media map. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 5 June 2024 Additionally, self-idealization has hampered the social development of Gen Zers and young millennials. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the social 

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“The social.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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