inner circle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inner circle an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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  • Nicholas Goodison
    Nicholas Goodison
    “The inventor of the Xerox machine will, I am sure, find a special place reserved for him on one of the inner circles of Dante's Inferno.”


In literature:

For her inner circle Peggy Paton was a most motherly old maid.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
With a radius of two inches, describe an inner circle parallel to the outer one.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
At length the animals were all driven in to the inner circle, a comparatively small space, which had been previously marked out.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
There is, however, an inner circle of honorary freemen, whose names have been enrolled on the City's Roll of Fame.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
The maid raised her head and watched the stolid faces of the chiefs in the inner circle.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
It seemed that Sucatash and Dave MacKay were known here and had the entrée to the inner circles.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Austrian troops had broken through from the southwest and also penetrated the inner circle.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Those charities opened a door through which many entered the inner circles.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The inner circle had not yet taken him in.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Pope of Popes in his little inner circle, he could brook no rival.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter

In poetry:

I stood upon the outer barren ground,
She stood on inner ground that budded flowers;
While circling in their never-slackening round
Danced by the mystic hours.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

A look at Rick Perry's inner circle and political network.
' paints bold portrait of Warhol and his inner circle .
Bomb Gadhafi's inner circle .
Inside the New York Jets' draft war room with GM Mike Tannenbaum & his inner circle .
Gadhafi's inner circle beginning to crack.
Highlights from the Inner Circle Show.
So in lieu of bringing you live updates, here's a flashback into the immediate past: Mayor Bloomberg's half Spider-man, half Mamma Mia performance from Saturday's Inner Circle Show.
Madoff's Inner Circle : Who Knew.
We Need Psychologists in Government and the White House Inner Circle .
Julianna Smoot brings an insider's perspective to Obama's inner circle .
Dark charges from Mahony's inner circle .
Obama Relies on Inner Circle in Looking for Souter's Supreme Court Successor.
In Obama's Inner Circle , Debate Over Memos' Release Was Intense.
Obama's Inner Circle Shares Inside Story.
When Barack Obama began thinking of running for president two years ago, he turned to a small inner circle of political advisors from his 2004 Senate campaign.

In science:

The fact that these stars lie within the inner half of their respective error circles also confirms that the adopted error circle radius of 0′′. 6 is sufficiently generous even for faint X-ray sources.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
While the emission is quite weak in some cases, the fact that five of these six possible counterparts lie in the inner half of the error circles (see Fig. 4) suggests that most are likely to be genuine counterparts of the X-ray sources.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Assume that the unit circle is a natural boundary for an the support of the corresponding ρ ∈ ℓ1 (S, C) is inner PSP-series g ( i.e. dense in S).
Generalised continuation by means of right limits
Then, for any θ ∈ R \ Q, the sum of the convergent power series g+ (z ) := Xn≥0 is an inner PSP-series, with associated outer PSP-series given by g− (z ) := − Xn<0 Moreover, if ϕ is not a trigonometric polynomial, then the unit circle is a strong natural boundary for g+ .
Generalised continuation by means of right limits
For genus 0 the solution is shown to be the sphere, and for genus 1 Willmore proposed the conjecture that the solution was the Clifford torus, i.e., the circular torus in which the ratio of the inner circle radius to the outer one is equal to 1/√2.
Amphiphilic Membranes