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Word: aristocracy

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


Sentences Containing 'aristocracy'

Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.
But I suspected that the ranks were thin now, and the steamboatmen no longer an 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.
He had recognized by certain unmistakable signs, that his fair incognita belonged to the aristocracy.
``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.''
The aristocracy of the lance has allied itself with the nobility of the cannon.
The Parisians, always curious, always affected by funereal display, looked on with religious silence while the splendid procession accompanied to their last abode two of the number of the old aristocracy the greatest protectors of commerce and sincere devotees to their principles.
Upon the power which the greater part of the leading men, the natural aristocracy of every country, have of preserving or defending their respective importance, depends the stability and duration of every system of free government.
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.
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.
By a union with Great Britain, the greater part of people of all ranks in Ireland would gain an equally complete deliverance from a much more oppressive aristocracy; an aristocracy not founded, like that of Scotland, in the natural and respectable distinctions of birth and fortune, but in the most odious of all distinctions, those of religious and political prejudices; distinctions which, more than any other, animate both the insolence of the oppressors, and the hatred and indignation of the oppressed, and which commonly render the inhabitants of the same country more hostile to one another than those of different countries ever are.
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.
He was well born, as the saying is, and that's worth as much in a man as it is in a horse, so the Widow Douglas said, and nobody ever denied that she was of the first aristocracy in our town; and pap he always said it, too, though he warn't no more quality than a mudcat himself.
There was another clan of aristocracy around there--five or six families --mostly of the name of Shepherdson.
The dinner was very long, and the conversation was about the Aristocracy--and Blood.
Instead, I saw a real aristocracy, armed with a perfected science and working to a logical conclusion the industrial system of to-day.
The Upper-world people might once have been the favoured aristocracy, and the Morlocks their mechanical servants: but that had long since passed away.
I even tried a Carlyle-like scorn of this wretched aristocracy in decay.

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