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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family is a story that revolves around two brothers and how the long-simmering tension between the two leads to a family dispute.
It was a pretty dysfunctional family," said Russell.
THE SIMPSONS: To mark their 300th episode, Bart decides to divorce the rest of his little yellow dysfunctional family. He discovers he was once `Baby Stinky Breath' for a TV advert, but Homer squandered the money.
The bad news is that Joel gets stuck in his teen body and has to relive life with his hilariously dysfunctional family. The good news is that he now has the chance to change his fate.
For instance, they are twice as likely to live in a dysfunctional family or to live with violence.
I'm a third-year board member I'm getting progressively disgusted with our board meetings and beginning to feel like we're just another dysfunctional family Our evening agendas drag on forever, our members fight about insignificant things, personal politics prevail over performance (in fact what is board performance anyway?) and self-interest runs rife.
Nestled in a half-hour slot after the equally debauched reality show The Real World, The Osbournes, a sort of real-life sitcom following the life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his dysfunctional family, has become an instant hit (MTV's most popular program to date).
When the Fox network first introduced the show on December 17, 1989, few could have imagined the impact that this lovably dysfunctional family would have on American culture.
In Lillian Hellman's play about a corrupt and avaricious turn-of-the-century Southern family, Bette Davis (Regina) is cast as the manipulative matriarch of a dysfunctional family like no other.
It is their sensibility that shaped pop culture's version of the dysfunctional family as something funny, even adorable.
A vicar said yesterday that a tribute to the Queen Mother should be linked to someone far more worthy than "the grandmother of an incredibly dysfunctional family".

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