from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of classis.

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  • n. Plural form of class.
  • n. Plural form of classis.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of class.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of classis and of class.


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  • The process of building up a truly democratic society has two parts: first, the organization and union in a single movement of all classes that stand for the abolition of classes, and class rule; and second, the overthrow of those social elements that stand in the way of this natural evolution, their destruction and dissolution _as classes_, and the absorption of their members by the new society as individuals.

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  • • Custom EventArgs classes• Event logger and collection classes

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  • In cases of necessity, as where a combination is presented for which no class has been definitely provided, but classes exist into which the several parts would fall if separately claimed, the same practice that obtains in similar situations with respect to two or more _subclasses_ of a class may be followed with respect to two or more _classes_ and the patent placed in that class which, in accordance with above-stated principles, should be deemed the "superior."

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  • Test scores and getting high scores in classes is precisely what people in communist/socialist countries are drilled to do.

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  • The Pahiatua full-time equestrian kept her composure amidst stiff competition to win both of her title classes, with expressive tests from Waikiwi. Headlines

  • She enjoys passing on her knowledge - much of it autodidactic - to her pupils, but insists the most enjoyable aspect of her classes is the wisdom that she soaks up from the students themselves.

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  • The disparity between the classes is the largest it has ever been because the flow of wealth is not down, but up.

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  • Forty-seven percent are enrolled in classes, which is one of the highest rates in the federal system.

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  • CLU programming language, a language created in the mid-70s, that we would find crufty and ugly nowadays, but that with its strong emphasis in abstraction, the use of clusters (basically equivalent to what we call classes today) and iterators, was to become the rock foundation of Object Oriented Programming.

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  • The notion of teaching practical legal skills in traditional casebook classes is so unbelievably outrageous that if you were to actually suggest this incendiary hate speech in a law school, the professoriate would introduce you to a death by a thousand paper cuts from the sharp edges of their useless law review articles.

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