Definitions

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  • n. The socially interacting wealthy fashionable elite of a society, especially in Western societies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fashionable elite

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Examples

  • Educated privately, she was married to Edward Wharton in 1885, and for the next few years, they spent their time in the high society of Newport (Rhode Island), then Lenox (Massachusetts) and Europe.

    The House of Mirth

  • A charismatic and compelling preacher, Vintras attracted the cream of high society into his movement, which nevertheless soon became the focus for accusations of diabolism.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Stacy used one of her contacts in high society to book Alma the Montauk Yacht Club in East Hampton for a super discount as long as the wedding took place on a Sunday afternoon.

    Red Hats

  • Lord Clare, who had been Robert Nugent the schoolmaster, was about as much of a nobleman as Bristol high society could produce.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Bishop Westcott, whether he is talking to a high society congregation, or to one of workingmen, shows "an exquisite sense of knowing always where to stop."

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • The trouble with you, Shorty, is you're envious because I'm going into high society and you're not invited.

    THE RACE FOR NUMBER THREE

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