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social class

1. Social standing or position. Synonym: socioeconomic status
2. A group of people with shared culture, privilege, or position.
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In the 1890s, foreign pipes began to appear in the market and were popular with the lower classes. They were shorter in length and less expensive but, according to Gilmore, "a short pipe is to a man of note an abomination." Apparently, it was possible to judge the rank of a Korean by the length of his tobacco pipe ?
I should have added more diversified participants, on the relevant dimensions to the study of stratification (representatives of the Romanian upper and lower classes, whose occupations range across several levels of the prestige and power hierarchy).
As long as the lower classes keep taking the hits they will keep beating us so some how collective response to these attacks must soon come.
Despite the fact that bread and social justice were not yet attained, the middle class left the square and decided to resume their lives while urging members of the lower classes to return to work, in order to protect the sacred wheel of production.
To flesh out his comparison of the new upper and lower classes, Murray created two partly fictitious places: Belmont and Fishtown.
Most ninja came from the lower classes, practicing skills such as stick fighting, knife throwing, and how to disguise themselves.
His analysis of the "new" upper and lower classes deals only with non-Latino whites in order, he explains, to make the case that the challenge is not mainly about racism or immigration policy.
Do we really want to return to a past where the lower classes lived in houses that were cold, damp and overcrowded while the upper classes lived in multi-roomed mansions with heating in every room?
The author stresses that local politics, court politics, and religion were inseparable, and that officials frequently used the language of class to divide and subdue the lower classes.
Filmed in the school grounds, the footage of toffs hunting, shooting and fishing the lower classes, leaves Glenalmond open to criticism that it instils an elitist attitude.
It is the class through which the cohesion of the social pyramid depends and which establishes the link between the upper and lower classes. When this class expands and its status stabilizes and when it is no longer threatened by the future's ambiguity, this situation would ultimately signify a social and political stability that is sustainable.
society, many terms and expressions invented by prisoners eventually entered into non-criminal parlance, especially in dialects of the lower classes. Also similar to prison subcultures found in other parts of the world was the alleged prevalence of homosexual relations among prisoners.

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