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You can just as well get into the hundred million class as not, and I know it.

The carriages are of two sorts—the first class, and the char-à-banc.

Persons of every class are crowded together, here, in one dense mass.

Then followed some of the second class, Stevenson, Meredith, Hardy.

And to-day we have three novelists of the third class, good, capable craftsmen.

At times, also, he gave instruction to an evening class in psalmody.

I believe most of this class regarded their presence as a favor granted her.

She had just taken the class, and was so unfortunate as not to be acquainted with their names.

Now, will one of you be kind enough to introduce himself and the class?

A thing which Dirk hated, in common with all persons of his class.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "group of students," from French classe (14c.), from Latin classis "a class, a division; army, fleet," especially "any one of the six orders into which Servius Tullius divided the Roman people for the purpose of taxation;" traditionally originally "the people of Rome under arms" (a sense attested in English from 1650s), and thus akin to calare "to call (to arms)," from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)). In early use in English also in Latin form classis.

School and university sense of "course, lecture" (1650s) is from the notion of a form or lecture reserved to scholars who had attained a certain level. Natural history sense is from 1753. Meaning "a division of society according to status" (upper, lower, etc.) is from 1772. Meaning "high quality" is from 1847. Class-consciousness (1903) is from German klassenbewusst.

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