Definitions

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  • adjective of high social position
  • adjective aristocratic

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

  • adjective occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

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Examples

  • Jewel thieves Fay Cheyney (Joan Crawford) and Charles (William Powell) operate successfully in English upper-class circles, she as a woman of mystery and he as a butler.

    Not the Girl Next Door

  • Jewel thieves Fay Cheyney (Joan Crawford) and Charles (William Powell) operate successfully in English upper-class circles, she as a woman of mystery and he as a butler.

    Not the Girl Next Door

  • Jewel thieves Fay Cheyney (Joan Crawford) and Charles (William Powell) operate successfully in English upper-class circles, she as a woman of mystery and he as a butler.

    Not the Girl Next Door

  • Jewel thieves Fay Cheyney (Joan Crawford) and Charles (William Powell) operate successfully in English upper-class circles, she as a woman of mystery and he as a butler.

    Not the Girl Next Door

  • Raphael’s name, in English upper-class circles in 1506, did not yet excite the kind of thrill and associated mad desire that it would in later centuries.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Raphael’s name, in English upper-class circles in 1506, did not yet excite the kind of thrill and associated mad desire that it would in later centuries.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Raphael’s name, in English upper-class circles in 1506, did not yet excite the kind of thrill and associated mad desire that it would in later centuries.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Raphael’s name, in English upper-class circles in 1506, did not yet excite the kind of thrill and associated mad desire that it would in later centuries.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Upper-class colonists had drunk just as heartily as their social inferiors before the War of Independence, but in the new nation, foreign visitors often commented that it was much more difficult to get a drink at an upper-class dinner party than it had been during the colonial era.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In 1908 Edison joined with nine other film companies—owned mostly by upper-class WASPs—to create the Motion Picture Patents Company, a monopoly that attempted to control the making, distribution, and showing of all movies in the United States.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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