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Word: aristocracy

Definition: hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat

Sentences Containing 'aristocracy'

(But not, for instance, in Bern or Lucerne—or, in Germany, Frankfurt—where a stronger aristocracy seems to have inhibited such a development.)
American republicanism emphasized consent of the government, riddance of aristocracy, and fear of corruption.
At the outset of the English Civil War, Parliament gave command of its main armies to members of the aristocracy.
At these balconies are three hundred thousand spectators Romans, Italians, strangers from all parts of the world, the united aristocracy of birth, wealth, and genius.
Before the French Revolution, it divided social classes, with the peasants identifying with the native Gauls while the aristocracy identified with the Franks.
Bielke was dissatisfied with Charles XI's despotic policy towards the old aristocracy.
But I suspected that the ranks were thin now, and the steamboatmen no longer an aristocracy.
By the union with England, the middling and inferior ranks of people in Scotland gained a complete deliverance from the power of an aristocracy, which had always before oppressed them.
Decay riddles its cities, infects its aristocracy, and weakens its armies.
Even in "mills, mines and haciendas", not to mention in the homes of the aristocracy, classical Greek and Roman texts were circulated heavily.
Gavin Hamilton studied at the University of Glasgow and in Rome, and after a brief stay in London, primarily painting portraits of the British aristocracy, he returned to Rome for the rest of his life.
He had recognized by certain unmistakable signs, that his fair incognita belonged to the aristocracy.
He was a member of the Welega aristocracy of southwestern Ethiopia.
He was concerned about the creation of a quasi-noble order, and of the Society's use of the eagle in its emblem, as evoking the traditions of heraldry and the English aristocracy.
However, the Maradi mostly took slaves for ransom and domestic slavery was usually only used by the aristocracy and people of power.
I even tried a Carlyle-like scorn of this wretched aristocracy in decay.
Instead of relying on the traditional aristocracy for manpower, he applied levies to the village units directly.
Instead, I saw a real aristocracy, armed with a perfected science and working to a logical conclusion the industrial system of to-day.
It is known that he was born into a Klingon house (The House of Martok) that was not part of the aristocracy and was raised in the Ket'ha lowlands on the Klingon homeworld of Qo'noS.
Kamal is taught by special masters and was effectively limited to members of the aristocracy.
Men of wit, taste, and discrimination among the aristocracy gave it a hearty welcome, but the aristocracy in general were not likely to relish a book that turned their favourite reading into ridicule and laughed at so many of their favourite ideas.
Mikhail Bakunin believed Marxist regimes would lead to the "despotic control of the populace by a new and not at all numerous aristocracy."
Morrissey went on to open up several bars and accumulated $1.5 million, but was never accepted by American aristocracy.
Most religious houses survived the Reformation, although many nunneries did so by becoming Lutheran collegiate foundations for women of the aristocracy ("Damenstifte").
Nils Bielke was dissatisfied with Charles XI's despotic policy towards the old aristocracy.
Part of the aristocracy acknowledged his leadership, and he enjoyed the enthusiastic support — not always reciprocated — of the lesser nobility.
Please add more details: for what period was English restricted to the London-traveling aristocracy?
Robert Bruce was born into the Scottish aristocracy in Clackmannan, Scotland.
Some proposed a simpler institution, open for the wide masses, and some wanted a closed, elite institution for the aristocracy.
Surviving inscriptions on her family reveal that her family were related to important members of Asian, non-Jewish and Jewish aristocracy.
The administrators came from the rural aristocracy.
The aristocracy of the lance has allied itself with the nobility of the cannon.
The Captain, now a member of the aristocracy, invites Tintin to an evening at the music hall.
The dinner was very long, and the conversation was about the Aristocracy--and Blood.
The key wording was "private man's daughter" (), a term which in Swedish jurisprudence was understood to include all non-royals, including the aristocracy.
The king and the royal aristocracy together with the bureaucratic nobility wielded full economic and power.
The patrician's aristocracy had elaborate dinners, with parties and wines and a variety of comestibles.
The premier meeting, which was opened by the pope, took place before an audience of more than a thousand, among whom were several cardinals, grandees, and members of the city's aristocracy.
The Shishmarev family was part of the Russian aristocracy.
The Society was founded by Florian Gassmann in 1771, with substantial support from the Austrian aristocracy.
The Upper-world people might once have been the favoured aristocracy, and the Morlocks their mechanical servants: but that had long since passed away.
Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.
There was another clan of aristocracy around there--five or six families --mostly of the name of Shepherdson.
They were not, however, ranked among the aristocracy.
This system was at its height under the yangban aristocracy of the Joseon Dynasty, but it remains in use today.
This was the first meeting of the Irish Parliament to be attended by the Gaelic Irish chieftains as well as the Hiberno-Norman aristocracy.
To a sovereign, on the contrary, who feels himself supported, not only by the natural aristocracy of the country, but by a well regulated standing army, the rudest, the most groundless, and the most licentious remonstrances, can give little disturbance.
When Bacurius III of Iberia died in 580, the Sassanids seized opportunity to abolish the monarchy, without much resistance from the Iberian aristocracy.
Winterhalter also painted a few portraits of the aristocracy in England, mostly members of court circles.
``They are perfect mother, so perfect, that they surpass by far all I have known in the leading aristocracy of the three proudest nobilities of Europe the English, the Spanish, and the German.''

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