aristocracy


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the most powerful members of a society

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But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence and beauty.
It is, therefore, not among our aristocracy that we must look (if at all, in Appallachia), for the spirituality of a British boudoir.
She appeared to rule the first group of girls, who were the daughters of bankers, notaries, and merchants, --all rich, but aware of the imperceptible though cutting slights which another group belonging to the aristocracy put upon them.
The aristocracy of the studio had for some days past resolved upon the fall of this queen, but no one had, as yet, ventured to openly avoid the Bonapartist.
After many conjectures, Mademoiselle Roguin came to the conclusion that the Italian's silence showed a grandeur of soul beyond all praise; and the banking circle, inspired by her, formed a project to humiliate the aristocracy.
I think it very typical of the real case against our aristocracy as it is, and as it will be till God sends us braver men.
I wanted vampires and the bad old days and aristocracy hand-in-hand with superstition.
Archer and her son and daughter, like every one else in New York, knew who these privileged beings were: the Dagonets of Washington Square, who came of an old English county family allied with the Pitts and Foxes; the Lannings, who had intermarried with the descendants of Count de Grasse, and the van der Luydens, direct descendants of the first Dutch governor of Manhattan, and related by pre-revolutionary marriages to several members of the French and British aristocracy.
The persons who constitute the natural aristocracy are not found in the actual aristocracy, or only on its edge; as the chemical energy of the spectrum is found to be greatest just outside of the spectrum.
If the individuals who compose the purest circles of aristocracy in Europe, the guarded blood of centuries, should pass in review, in such manner as that we could at leisure and critically inspect their behavior, we might find no gentleman and no lady; for although excellent specimens of courtesy and high-breeding would gratify us in the assemblage, in the particulars we should detect offence.
The aristocracy were forced to enter into some sort of combination against them.
The third chapter examines the aristocracy as a class controlling land both as outright property and as administrators, the retainers they supported on it, and the peasantry who made it fruitful.
But there was overwhelming evidence to prove one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt: the selfish, arrogant attitudes of the aristocracy are alive and well in the stately homes of England.
With it, the author wants to put an end to the old and until recently almost unanimously accepted idea of Carthage as one of the great trading powers of the ancient world, and of a society led by a merchant aristocracy of "reluctant warriors" (the telling title of a book by D.
The intention of this essay is to show that the inquisition, far from being religiously or ethnically motivated, was carried out for political purposes and that it documents the initial stage of the ascendancy of the landed aristocracy and the transition in the Islamic ruling elite.