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  • n  (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order

  • Red and purple fruits owe their colors to anthocyanins, a subclass of polyphenols, which are ubiquitous in nature.
  • Citing "the importance of education in maintaining our basic institutions," Justice William Brennan said that Texas seemed to be promoting "a subclass of illiterates within our .
  • Fears abound that the millions of young people who have never managed to land a full-time job might become a subclass permanently doomed to part-time work and paltry wages.
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  • Chris Evans in Business Spectator
    The department has made it clear that temporary skilled overseas workers should not be employed ahead of local workers as a cheaper option,the departmental spokesman said. "The subclass 457 visa scheme is a demand-driven program designed...
  • William Brennan in Los Angeles Times
    It is difficult to understand precisely what [Texas] hopes to achieve by promoting the creation and perpetuation of a subclass of illiterates within our boundaries, surely adding to the problems and costs of unemployment, welfare and crime,...
  • Raul Grijalva in Yuma Sun
    And Grijalva said guest workers "don't become a subclass that's exploited and paid less."

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