in the bosom of (someone or something)

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in the bosom of (someone or something)

Among a group of people with whom one feels safe, comfortable, and loved, especially one's family. The best part about Christmas is being in the bosom of my family again.
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in the bosom of something

surrounded or protected by something: He longed to be back safe in the bosom of his family.
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In his right pocket he had his letter of credit, in the left, his passport, and in a small leathern purse some double louis d'or, carefully sewn up in the bosom of his waistcoat.
I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.
Furthermore, he is rendered obstinate by a sulkiness occasionally incident to his temper, and brought on at present by the inadequate sensation which he conceives to have been produced in the bosom of Mrs.
His children fastened their eyes on his, as if to seek a direction to the strange emotions which were moving their own heavy natures, when the struggle in the bosom of the squatter suddenly ceased, and, taking his wife by the arm, he raised her to her feet as if she had been an infant, saying, in a voice that was perfectly steady, though a nice observer would have discovered that it was kinder than usual--
Nature quickened in the bosom of the mother at the sight; and she finally yielded the rights of the dead, to the more urgent claims of the living.
Death is a sad worker in the bosom of families, Ishmael
The coffin laid upon two line-tubs, between the vice-bench and the open hatchway; the Carpenter calking its seams; the string of twisted oakum slowly unwinding from a large roll of it placed in the bosom of his frock.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Chorus and soloists perform the hushed, intense "I Been 'Buked," which opens Revelations; the joyously swaggering "Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham," which invariably brings audiences to their feet at the work's close; and everything in between with zest, commitment, and plangency.
John Prescott in the bosom of the party he loves - last year enjoying the acclaim of the Labour faithful, this year having one of the worst weeks of his political life.
So I should be safe and sound in the bosom of the lesbian nation as I plow into my 50s.
There we prayed over her and put her in the bosom of the earth.
But Wang fils could find the perfect out for his leadership failures in the bosom of the men's movement.