middle class

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The lower strata of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.
The lower middle class, the small manufacturer, the shopkeeper, the artisan, the peasant, all these fight against the bourgeoisie, to save from extinction their existence as fractions of the middle class.
This pamphlet had a small circulation among workingmen; but already had the segregation of classes proceeded so far, that the members of the middle class never heard of the pamphlet at all, and so remained in ignorance of the law.
Why, because temperance is unlike courage and wisdom, each of which resides in a part only, the one making the State wise and the other valiant; not so temperance, which extends to the whole, and runs through all the notes of the scale, and produces a harmony of the weaker and the stronger and the middle class, whether you suppose them to be stronger or weaker in wisdom or power or numbers or wealth, or anything else.
The gravity of the procession was deepened by the appearance of a clergyman in its ranks, which were composed of men of the middle class, and a few workmen carrying a banner inscribed THE SOIL or ENGLAND THE BIRTHRIGHT OF ALL HER PEOPLE.
And, later, I remember the runaway apprentices--boys of eighteen and twenty, of middle class English families, who had jumped their ships and apprenticeships in various ports of the world and drifted into the forecastles of the sealing schooners.
He was rather an intelligent fellow of the English middle class, in whom I had much confidence.
Today I was notified that a woman of the middle class would be killed in Golden Gate Park, in faraway San Francisco.
All the time Fyne felt subtly in that man's manner a derisive disapproval of everything that was not lower middle class, a profound respect for money, a mean sort of contempt for speculators that fail, and a conceited satisfaction with his own respectable vulgarity.
It means that he's up agen middle class morality all the time.
But the actual size of the continent's middle class is the subject of fierce debate.
In that year, and at several points since, a high of 63% of Americans identified as either upper-middle or middle class.
Tom Cotton picked it up and scored, accusing Pryor of "hanging out with out-of-state billionaires if he thinks $200,000 in Arkansas is the middle class.
Regardless of the country-to-country details, it's now widely accepted that Latin America and the Caribbean have a middle class, a definitive sign of progress for the region.
Supply of cars of the middle class and the upper middle class.
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