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  • adj. Considered to be of, from, or in tune with the common people, rather than from a ruling elite


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  • He called on Syrian authorities to respect what he called people's legitimate aspirations for peace and stability.

    Pope Calls For End of Violence in Libya, Syria

  • And he's not altogether comfortable with what he calls "people's perceptions about you".

    Melvyn Bragg: 'I'm a class mongrel' – interview

  • It sees a potential gold-mine in testing of what it calls people's "biological age" - though it is by no means alone in the field.

    The Guardian World News

  • In 1989, a less-ideological Mozambique leader abandoned Marxism and Leninism and the following year the appellation 'people's republic' was dropped. - Software Industry News

  • The key of G, because it is easy-going, is often called the "people's key," and that's not a bad way to look at Mr. d'Amboise, who was very much the people's classical dancer.

    An American Apollo

  • The 31-year-old monarch is known as the "people's king" for his relaxed manner with his subjects, and - sporting sideburns and swept-back hair - he is a pin-up for many teenage girls as far away as Thailand.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In Russia, he was dubbed the "people's poet" and was lionized with a Soviet postage stamp in 1956.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Don't judge Tiger Woods, says Darren Clarke Darren Clarke was described as the people's champion in the wake of his triumph at The Open at Royal St George's.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • "These are institutions that we call the people's university, but all of us who are in it have just watched this thing collapse on itself being starved for resources year after year," said Lillian Taiz, the president of the California Faculty Association, the union that represents professors in the California State University system.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The occupations around the world are being organized using a non-binding consensus based collective decision making tool known as a "people's assembly".

    Dave Johnson: Why You Should Attend An Occupy Meeting


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