from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A proletarian: "If there is hope . . . it lies in the proles” ( George Orwell).
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- n. A member of the proletariat
- n. A pleb (ordinary person).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
For in Reich's letter as in his book, the choices we face are simplified to "consumer deals" or "citizen values"; and his critics (me, on this occasion) are dismissed as "denigrators" of economic growth, enemies of capitalist globalization who pave the way for nativism: in short, prole-worshipping nostalgics.
Beer was the only drink you could get in prole pubs.
Once all remaining dignity has been stripped clean away, said prole is suddenly given pounds 2,000 and commanded to buy a new wardrobe, with two provisos – 1) they must follow a set of fashion "rules" handed down by Trinny and Susannah, and 2) their shopping expedition takes place on camera.
I'm seriously considering a ban on the use of "prole" on this blog unless the term is used in a discussion of Orwell's 1984.
In Orwell's novel, the "prole" masses, which make up 85% of the population, do have access to porn.
- Is such insight as to why Orwell was drawn to place hope for humanity within 'prole'?
Anyway -- all the rest regarding the ostensible "prole" nature of solidly middle class Palin is basically bullshit.
'prole', yet this priestly caste is obviously unable to agree on matters of interpretation, as seen by the number of schisms arising since the Church's foundation.
Well, that doesn’t make them immune to the petit bourgeois angst of being seen as the wrong kind of prole wrong kind because, of course, not being of the hoi poloi is so declassé these days.
I mean, you'd expect prole (PH) England to have words for different types of rain: drizzle, the har -- the fog, the mist that -- that drifts up the Lincolnshire coastline, etc., etc. So yes.