Definition of 'sphere'
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The political sphere must be studied in its own right.The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The spheres of activity in which he moved were inherently controversial.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The two spheres had become one globe.The Times Literary Supplement (2012) Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989) Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988)
In no other sphere of human activity do we have this.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Or is her home her one sphere of power?The Sun (2010)
Economic liberalisation has not had its parallel in the political sphere.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Get rid of pockets and you wipe out entire cultural and economic spheres that have enriched the human condition.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Cornwall has always had this relationship with the rest of the world that gives us a different sphere of interest.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Their experiences with boy culture helped to prepare them in many ways for life in the adult spheres that surrounded them.American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)
The organisation that is supposed to be the guardian of the international sphere of the game often behaves like its assassin.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It's true of most spheres of life.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Until he was undermined by his appalling illness he was a strong and effective president who considerably extended the presidential sphere of government.The Government and Politics of France (1989) Christianity Today (2000)
He was a confidant to captains of industry and a warm and intelligent man who built an impressive fan club across all spheres of life.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In the academic sphere of sociology it was a term neither widely used nor understood, indeed it was actively resisted in many quarters.Critical Social Research (1990) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The gunners were firing common shell, a hollow iron sphere containing gunpowder, which flung out fragments of iron.A Model Victory (2005)
In other spheres the Government has almost entirely withdrawn from what were important roles - house building and support for industry in particular.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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