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- n. snobs, collectively; snobbish behaviour or attitudes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Snobs, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Snobs collectively, especially viewed as exercising or trying to exercise influence or social power.
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The snobocracy is typified by veteran pundit, David Broder.
As Eric Alterman observed, notwithstanding their law degrees from Yale, and Bill Clinton's Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford, the snobocracy seemed to regard the new President as "some Ozark hick who failed to pay proper heed to their superior social grace and aristocratic breeding."
Prate as we may of democracy, we must admit, if we are to be honest with ourselves, that this sad old world is a snobocracy.
When it appeared certain that she would bear off the honor, the snobocracy of Chillicothe, furious at being "trun down" by a working girl, appealed to Halliwell to exclude her from the contest, and this miserable parody of God's masterpiece promptly wired that her business occupation was an insuperable barrier.
These pitiful sheets, which are belittling Miss Whitney to ingratiate themselves with the snobocracy of Kansas City, are entirely destitute of shame.
I was at that time the editor of the Era in this city, and wrote an article on West Point and snobocracy which you may remember reading.
The snobocracy could hardly sleep nights for fear that Lincoln at a state dinner might put sugar and cream in his cold consommé.
You will not surely live to solicit (as many a fine fellow, alas! did but last year) the votes, not even of the people, but merely of the snobocracy, on the ground of your having neither policy nor principles, nor even opinions, upon any matter in heaven or earth?
Day by day it becomes more evident that the purse-proud snobocracy of New York's old rat-catchers and sprat peddlers is fast getting a foothold in the West, that the social gulf between the House of Have and that of Have-Not, is steadily widening and deepening -- that we have reached that point in national decay where gold suffices to "gild the straitened forehead of the fool," where wealth instead of worth "makes the man and want of it the fellow."
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