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bedroom community

A community in which most people commute to jobs elsewhere (and thus usually only come home to sleep during the work week). Since I'm still in school, I'm not sure I want to live in a town that's such a bedroom community—I want to be able to spend time with people during the day when I'm not in class.
See also: bedroom, community

pillar of the community

One who is a particularly active, respected, and influential member of one's local social sphere. My grandfather was a pillar of the community because of how many people his businesses employed. She was long considered a pillar of the community, so she won the mayoral election with ease.
See also: community, of, pillar

pick-up community

A community of men (often called "pick-up artists") devoted to using a specific set of strategies in order to seduce ("pick up") women. If you would just read some of those forums in the pick-up community, you would get laid a lot more!
See also: community

a pillar of society

or

a pillar of the community

If you describe someone as a pillar of society or a pillar of the community, you mean that they are an active and respected member of a group of people. He is a pillar of society, the son every mother would love to have. My father had been a pillar of the community.
See also: of, pillar, society

a pillar of society

a person regarded as a particularly responsible citizen.
The use of pillar to mean ‘a person regarded as a mainstay or support for something’ is recorded from medieval times; Pillars of Society was the English title of an 1888 play by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen .
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While this East End was not a community in the sense that this word has usually been applied to working-class neighborhoods, there were real ties that bound the residents of the area together.
Because health disparities are prevalent among people of the same socioeconomic class and spread across different municipalities or geographic areas, the community boundary may not coincide with the usual denominators in epidemiologic work.
These four organizations exemplify outstanding work that community development financial institutions are doing all across the country--in emerging urban, rural and reservation-based markets," said NCCA President Mark Pinsky.
Consequently, the two-year, community college option, with an average annual cost of $2,076, is becoming the predominant one for poor students of color.
Family and community members can contribute extensively to the work of the school, to the planning and implementation of curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance learning, and to the infusion of the culture of students and families within the school (Brewster & Railsback, 2003; Ferguson et al.
Salamon admits that the community studied for the six agrarian towns were completed before 1995, although the examination is presented in present tense.
During the first week of April 2003, the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formed a 14-member, multidisciplinary NCID/SARS Community Outreach Team as part of its emergency response to the global SARS outbreak.
The mobile mammography van traveled to South Asian places of worship and cultural events, screening hundreds of uninsured women through partnerships with religious and community organizations.
The master plan sets the direction for the community college, allowing for growth and change.
The author surveyed participants in community asthma program workshops.
Better integration of the S & T community with the acquisition and requirements community is essential for success.
Nevertheless, it can be argued that one of the main strengths of joint use libraries is their strong community emphasis.
The Child, Family and Community Research Program, School of Social Work, University of Victoria.
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