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- n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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My appellant—a member of an elite group of tautology-spotters that calls itself the Squad Squad—noted that Merriam-Webster’s Tenth Collegiate Dictionary defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”
Others graduated to more specialized terrorist training, and an elite group of recruits were inducted into al-Qaeda itself by swearing a personal religious oath of allegiance known as bayat to bin Laden.
Though they claimed to speak in the name of al-Hizb al-Watani, the National Party, their manifesto was in French, not Arabic; one elite group spoke to another.
The Manhattan North Homicide Squad is regarded as an elite group within the NYPD, operating out of an office at 120 East 119th Street.
If Porterenes were badass simply for surviving daily life in Portero, the Mortmaine were beyond badass, an elite group of men and women who wore only green, like a uniform, and whose only job was to prevent monsters from swallowing the town whole.