From Early Modern English familie (not in Middle English), from Latinfamilia (“the servants in a household, domestics collectively”), from famulus (“servant”)/famula (“female servant”), from Old Latinfamul, of obscure origin. Perhaps derived from or cognate to Oscanfamel (“servant”).
Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 11:
America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 ([…]): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
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