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People in power   /pˈipəl ɪn pˈaʊər/   Listen
People in power

noun
1.
The class of people exerting power or authority.  Synonym: ruling class.






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"People in power" Quotes from Famous Books



... defense in a menagerie, and then to let loose all the lions and tigers, relying on the fact that the animals seemed peaceable when kept in their cages and held in check by red-hot irons. And therefore people in power, who have been put in positions of authority by fate or by God, have not the right to run the risk, ruining all that has been gained by civilization, just because they want to try an experiment to see whether public opinion is or is not able to replace ...
— The Kingdom of God is within you • Leo Tolstoy



Words linked to "People in power" :   upper crust, upper class



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