A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.(noun)
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Use "coterie" in a sentence
"I think Bush's coterie is wiping its ass with the Star Spangled Banner ...."
"The record label coterie at least had good reason for putting up a fight to the end."
"Our little coterie is the object of great envy; we live just as we like, without thinking of other people, which I am not sure here is prudent, but it is pleasant, which is a better thing."