from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The highest socioeconomic class in a society.
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- n. those people at the top of a social hierarchy
- n. the aristocracy
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- n. the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
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Be that as it may, by the time that Octavia came to dinner together with Maecenas and his Terentia and Agrippa and his Attica, it was clear to most of Rome’s upper class that Agrippa’s marriage was not prospering.
She came from Pennsylvania and she came from a very upper class family, she had been to Vasser.
In the trilogy—Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986)—she plays a variation of the same role: the suburban everygirl (she’s middle class in the first film, upper class in the second, and “poor” in the third).
Remarkable shrewdness and an uncanny knack of maintaining good relations with every faction in Rome’s upper class had thus far ensured Atticus’s survival, but upon the death of Caesar the world changed so radically that he feared for both his own survival and the welfare of his daughter.