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aristocracy

e ruh sto kruh see

  • n  a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  • n  the most powerful members of a society

  • Moore liked to pretend that she was born into the Southern aristocracy.
  • Spacious, well-kept West Adams Heights still had the complacent look of the days when most of Los Angeles' aristocracy lived there.
  • Their mission shouldn't be to perpetuate aristocracy in America.
News & Articles

  • The sons also rise: Xi Jinping grooms more and more princelings for top slots
    Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Given the apparent ease with which President Xi Jinping has consolidated his hold on power, it is perhaps not surprising that the princeling (a reference to the offspring of party elders) is actively nurturing the careers of younger members of the “red aristocracy.” In the past year, several [...]
    June 12, 2013 - World Tribune
  • Tom Sharpe, Darkly Satirical British Novelist, Dies at 85
    Mr. Sharpe, whose books included “Porterhouse Blue” and the Henry Wilt series, used crudity and excess in taking on targets like racism, the aristocracy and academia.
    June 8, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Thomas Jefferson in Common Dreams (press release)
    In 1816 Thomas Jefferson wrote: "I hope we shall...... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
  • Bill Clinton in FOXNews
    Clinton said he felt "that there was something almost magical about this man who was born to aristocracy but cared about people, like the people I grew up with."
  • Viktor Orban in International Herald Tribune
    We have to make clear that in a democracy, people have the right to send away the government ...... if it does not respect their will,Orban told the crowd, blaming the "new aristocracy government" for the country's problems.

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