lower-middle-class love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society.

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

  • adj. occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society


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  • These phenomena reflected a growing sense of cultural solidarity among lower-middle-class whites — a solidarity defined by a yearning for American “authenticity,” a folksy realness that rejects the global, the urban, and the effete in favor of nostalgia for “the way things used to be.”

    The End of White America?

  • Palin perfected the "art" of Evangelical self-banishment and then took victimhood to new levels of success by cashing in on white lower-middle-class resentment of America's elites.

    Frank Schaeffer: Sarah Palin: Professional (Wealthy) "Victim"

  • He was a lower-middle-class boy made good after a dreadful childhood, when his father was imprisoned for debt.

    Our Dickens

  • There are almost 600 million people living south of Mexico's Rio Bravo, and a majority of them are either lower-middle-class or poor.

    The Lost Century

  • We see the line that separates our Prius, hovering silently at the crosswalk, from the corner, where 50 lower-middle-class children wait for the bus.

    On Being a Bad Mother

  • It helps that there are affinities between author and subject – a lower-middle-class south London childhood, for instance – that were absent from Lodge's earlier novel about Henry James.

    A Man of Parts by David Lodge – review

  • You might think this problem only lies with the lower-middle-class redneck types, but they're the unwashed republicans that make up the majority of the party.

    Leahy on Sotomayor: 'Stop the racial politics'

  • She will be raking in money on the speech-making circuit, has a book deal, and is being courted as a national tv or radio "hostess", and if she can further inflame the frightened lower-middle-class mostly white people who are still "afraid" that Obama is a Muslim terrorist or some such nonsense, she will do it!

    Palin set to let the tweets 'fly'

  • While affluent consumers are spending freely, lower-middle-class shoppers, like many of those buying Jordans, have proved increasingly frugal.

    Nike's Footwork Yields Long Lines

  • And he said last night that he and Obama are competing for the same lower-middle-class, blue-collar voters.

    Mitt's Gloves Are Off


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