A small, exclusive group of people who control or influence customs, opinion, etc.
(idiomatic) The closest of friends of a person.
Inner-circle Sentence Examples
By the public he was always regarded as reserved, but within his own inner circle he gave and received perfect confidence.
The inner circle B has a radius of 12 in.
Though never admitted into the inner circle of the king's associates, he found the king the most appreciative of readers and stimulating of companions, and the queen one of the most faithful of his friends; in biographical works and on other occasions he always defended the memory of the unfortunate monarch.
This company combines with the Metropolitan District to form the Inner Circle line, which has stations close to all the great railway termini north of the Thames.
20 a special letter addressed to some inner circle of the apostle's friends (in spite of iv.