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Let's take this debate out of the political sphere and into the public arena.
Women were beginning to take responsibility for things outside the domestic sphere.
They knew not to interfere in matters outside their sphere of operation.
The economic boom has greatly expanded the U.S.'s sphere of influence.
This is the American English definition of sphere. View British English definition of sphere.
very unpleasant or dirty
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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