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synonyms for elites

  • aristocracy
  • celebrity
  • establishment
  • society
  • best
  • choice
  • cream
  • crowd
  • elect
  • fat
  • flower
  • gentility
  • gentry
  • nobility
  • pride
  • prime
  • prize
  • quality
  • top
  • beautiful people
  • blue blood
  • carriage trade
  • country club set
  • crème de la crème
  • fast lane
  • glitterati
  • high society
  • in-crowd
  • jet-set
  • main line
  • old money
  • optimacy
  • select
  • upper class
  • upper crust

antonyms for elites

MOST RELEVANT
  • proletariat
  • worst
  • commonality
  • low-life
  • lower class
  • ordinary
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How to use elites in a sentence

It is inevitable that the social and economic structures be controlled by elites.
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This structure gives too much room for political elites and bureaucrats to neglect the basic rights of the population at large.
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It was communism all over: a superpower buying influence and colluding with corrupt elites to rob their own nations blind.
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Ever the adapters, the former communist elites converted to ardent capitalism.
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The reason is that the best and the brightest – when shut out by the members of the ruling elites – emigrate.
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What gives crime the edge, the competitive advantage versus the older, ostensibly better established elites?
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That some criminals are members of the new political, financial and industrial elites (and vice versa) – surprises them not.
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Every such intellectual transition was followed by a Jacobin disposal and by purges of whole classes and elites.
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Yet, law aside many countries accept the intertwining of elites – business and political – as a fact of life, albeit a sad one.
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