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synonyms for families

  • clan
  • folk
  • group
  • house
  • household
  • people
  • tribe
  • ancestors
  • ancestry
  • birth
  • blood
  • brood
  • children
  • class
  • descendants
  • descent
  • dynasty
  • extraction
  • forebears
  • genealogy
  • generations
  • genre
  • in-laws
  • inheritance
  • issue
  • kind
  • kindred
  • line
  • lineage
  • network
  • parentage
  • pedigree
  • progeny
  • race
  • relations
  • relationship
  • relatives
  • siblings
  • strain
  • subdivision
  • system
  • heirs and assigns
  • kith and kin
  • menage
  • ménage
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How to use families in a sentence

These officers are bound to maintayne themselves and families with food and rayment by their owne and their servant's industrie.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The decay and ruin of nearly all the "old families" in Ireland are among the penalties of disregarding it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Foreign families of neutral nationality sought more tranquil asylum far beyond the suburbs or on ships lying in the harbour.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
In fact, they had told a lie—they were deserting, instead of going to visit their families, as they said.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
It was stated by the deputation that 5,000 families were dependent on the jewellery trades in Birmingham.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
A few families, united to him by bonds of friendship, he still attended when they required the services of a physician.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Organ pipes are divided into three families—Flues, Reeds and Diaphones.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Her mother—Mrs. Leslie—belongs to one of the old San Francisco families, and had always known my mother.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Fortune has made me know many of your county families and members of Parliament.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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