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  • As by the spread of education and increase of the general well-being every proletaire was brought nearer to a Duke, so by such action would the Duke be brought nearer to a proletaire.

    The Duke's Children

  • Adam, I confess, was very susceptible to the influence of rank, and quite ready to give an extra amount of respect to every one who had more advantages than himself, not being a philosopher or a proletaire with democratic ideas, but simply a stout-limbed clever carpenter wlth a large fund of reverence in his nature, which inclined him to admit all established claims unless he saw very clear grounds for questioning them.

    Adam Bede

  • The aspiring proletaire, be he peasant or child of the artisan, is for the most part done to death with light laughter.

    Maxim Gorki

  • The new romance; Sentiment and humour; Russian middle class; The man of the future; Descriptions of nature; Superfluity of detail; The Russian proletaire; Psychology of murder; Artistic inaccuracy; Moujik and outcast; A poet's idealism.

    Maxim Gorki

  • It was obvious that, as one of a new and aspiring class, a class that once more cherished ideal aims and was not content with actual forms of existence, Gorki, the proletaire and railway-hand, would not disavow Life, but would affirm it, affirm it with all the force of his heart and lungs.

    Maxim Gorki

  • "Old Carl's sure gone daft on this proletaire thing."

    Erik Dorn

  • And the car sweeps away, taking with it its load of sleepy men and women who have stayed up too late -- including a messiah of the proletaire who dreams of leading the masses out of bondage.

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  • The intelligentsia will discuss the possibility of a sudden uprising of the proletaire and gradually they will grow cynical about it and say, "Well, he was a good talker."

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  • Wherewith the Tarquin of the proletaire marches off.

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago

  • Hard-handed men with dull, seamed faces and glittering eyes -- the spike-haired proletaire from a dozen lands looking for jobs.

    A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago


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