circle of support

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circle of support

Any group of people who meet regularly to help an individual accomplish objectives in life, acting as a “community” for that person who, for whatever reasons, can’t achieve those objectives on his/her own or is incapable of asking others for help.
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Up to this time I had had a very restricted circle of friends.
In the Academy Anne gradually drew a little circle of friends about her, thoughtful, imaginative, ambitious students like herself.
Here's old Peter Stimson, who has `left a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely loss.
fortunate for a large circle of friends and acquaint- ances, whose sympathy and affection he has strongly secured by the many sufferings he has endured, by his virtuous traits of character, by his ever-abiding remembrance of those who are in bonds, as being bound with them
So many instances within my small circle of friends is remarkable
I look back at the chain of incidents, my interview with McArdle, Challenger's first note of alarm in the Times, the absurd journey in the train, the pleasant luncheon, the catastrophe, and now it has come to this--that we linger alone upon an empty planet, and so sure is our fate that I can regard these lines, written from mechanical professional habit and never to be seen by human eyes, as the words of one who is already dead, so closely does he stand to the shadowed borderland over which all outside this one little circle of friends have already gone.
We know no man superior to Crummles in his particular line of character, or one who, whether as a public or private individual, could carry with him the best wishes of a larger circle of friends.
The married couple were enjoying their honeymoon, and entertaining a brilliant circle of friends in their splendid villa, near Lake Pontchartrain, when, one day, a letter was brought to him in that well-remembered writing.
Fyne--was so great that they would have shared it with anybody almost--not belonging to their circle of friends.
She'll have a circle of friends about her if I leave her in this neighborhood much longer.
I knew that you went out little, and that your circle of friends was a very limited one.
Eduardo Lucas was so well known and popular that his violent and mysterious fate will arouse painful interest and intense sympathy in a widespread circle of friends.