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  • n. Plural form of Etonian.

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Examples

  • June 4, among other things of importance to Etonians, is also the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre when the tanks moved in to crush the peaceful students’ demonstration.

    We were misunderstood

  • Known to his fellow Etonians simply as Will Wales, the prince still had to contend with having a security officer—one of nineteen assigned to guard him at Eton—living in a room adjacent to his at Manor House, a four-story residence hall that housed fifty boys.

    William and Kate

  • David FergussonLondon• "The new boys network: Etonians flood into Who's Who"; "Coalition government is dominated by former public school pupils"; "Coalition's blind spot on equality is letting women down" 21 May.

    Letters: On your bike, Flann

  • They are set to become the preserve of the leisured classes, the old Etonians, the daughters of old Etonians and the odd model with a couple of million in the bank.

    If you want to bag a royal, study Botticelli | Carole Cadwalladr

  • You only have to look around our society and everything he wrote about in the 1840s is still relevant – the great gulf between the rich and poor, corrupt financiers, corrupt members of parliament, how the country is run by old Etonians, you name it, he said it.

    Ebenezer Scrooge named most popular Dickens character

  • The constriction of state spending by Old Etonians seems to have provoked a socialist fury – he tried to lead a studio audience in a rendition of the music hall song containing the lyrics, "It's the poor wot gets the blame" – for which he realised he had a national public platform.

    Paul O'Grady's socialist fury rant was a rare live-TV shock

  • Maybe something like banishing the Etonians from Oxbridge and opening up life's glittering prizes to others who deserve them?

    Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by DR Thorpe – review

  • Unless, of course, they plan to emulate Philip Green, a school-leaver at 16 who, knowing only the rudiments of Dryden, was recently invited to advise the government's Etonians.

    Only a sadist would inflict Dryden on our schoolchildren

  • Come back when you can count Old Etonians among your friends, Myles, because having those preconceptions challenged might help you stop living your life in character.

    Matthew Yglesias » Culture and Size and Scope of Government

  • "The account was so appalling pause that even Old Etonians could not read it."

    Michael White's diary

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