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Low-class   /loʊ-klæs/   Listen

Occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society.  Synonym: lower-class.

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"Low-class" Quotes from Famous Books

... Paris told me that she had heard these women say more than once they didn't care how long the war lasted; owing to the prevalence of the alcoholism octopus which has fastened itself on France of late years the men often beat their wives as brutally as the low-class Englishmen, and this vice added to the miserliness of their race made their sojourn in the trenches a welcome relief. Of course these were the exceptions, for the Frenchman in the main is devoted ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... very poetry of debris, and comes nearer than any other poem has done to expressing the pathos and picturesqueness of a low-class pawnshop. "This," which Browning bought for a lira out of this heap of rubbish, was, of course, the old Latin record of the criminal case of Guido Franceschini, tried for the murder of his wife Pompilia in the year 1698. And this again, it is scarcely necessary to say, was the ...
— Robert Browning • G. K. Chesterton

... betrayal, ill-treatment, and sometimes even the murder of undistinguished women. This is a large, a growing, and, what is gravest, a prolific class, fostered by the practical anonymity of the common man. It is only the murderers who attract much public attention, but the supply of low-class prostitutes is also largely due to these free adventures of the base. It is one of the bye products of State Liberalism, and at present it is very probably drawing ahead in the race against the development ...
— A Modern Utopia • H. G. Wells

... will not bear it. I say there was no boat; and not only am I forced to submit to the indignity of waiting, and listening to the gibes of the low-class Chinese, and to see their scowls, but our delay there—through you, sir—results, I say results, in the miserable wretches taking advantage thereof, and, thinking me helpless, working themselves up to an attack. When at last you do come crawling up with those four men, ...
— Blue Jackets - The Log of the Teaser • George Manville Fenn

Words linked to "Low-class" :   position, upper-lower-class, wage-earning, upper-class, lower-class, lowborn, non-U, propertyless, working-class, proletarian, status, middle-class, blue-collar

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