[ UK /tɹˈa‍ɪb/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹaɪb/ ]
  1. group of people related by blood or marriage
  2. a federation (as of American Indians)
  3. a social division of (usually preliterate) people
  4. (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
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How To Use tribe In A Sentence

  • The Temple to the Hebrew God YHVH, built by King David, was destroyed and much of the Jewish population (Jew comes from the word Judah, one of the 12 tribes) were deported to Babylon, known to Jews as the Babylonian captivity. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • Another is that our empathy appears to be limited to those we identify as part of our own family or tribe. Times, Sunday Times
  • Oh, damn the lousy tribe of them!" cried he, beating his palm upon the table; "what's Long Davie the dempster thinking of to be letting such folk come scorning here? Doom Castle
  • The book is a sustained diatribe questioning Churchill's actions from the early 1930s through 1941.
  • Garry indicated that it might be acceptable to make peace with the Cayuses, without involving the Yakima tribe.
  • The news orgs, by contrast, are doing this out of laziness and a hopeless addiction to portraying lefties as a kind of perennially-disappointed lost tribe who will never, ever find their way out of the wilderness. News Orgs: The Left Is Upset With Obama -- Even Though It Isn't
  • The tribesmen were all bunched together in clumps, and they too seemed frenzied with excitement.
  • If a girl married without her parents' consent, she would risk abandonment by family and tribe.
  • The Barotse are the paramount tribe in the region of the Upper Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"
  • Thus, among many of the tribes the sun is wakanda — not _the_ wakanda or _a_ wakanda, but simply wakanda; and among the same tribes the moon is wakanda, and so is thunder, lightning, the stars, the winds, the cedar, and various other things; even The Siouan Indians
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