n. group that meets socially; an exclusive circle of people with common purpose
After his book had been published, he was invited to join the literary coterie that lunched daily at the hotel.
Sentence in Classic:
Every member of the respectable coterie appeared plunged in his own reflections; not excepting the dog, who by a certain malicious licking of his lips seemed to be meditating an attack upon the legs of the first gentleman or lady he might encounter in the streets when he went out.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The Friends of the A B C were not numerous, it was a secret society in the state of embryo, we might almost say a coterie, if coteries ended in heroes.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context