middle class

[ mid-l-klas, -klahs ]SEE DEFINITION OF middle class
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIDDLE CLASS

Without an aristocracy, would there have been a middle class?

For the old Puritan middle class of the Stuart days was gone.

Have you reflected that you of the middle class—I presume you belong to that order?'

To come from our aristocracy and landed gentry to our middle class.

Slowly people of the middle class were included in the league.

The only question then is—to what portion of the middle class does one belong?

You have the upper class, the middle class, the lower class.

"To be intentional is to be middle class," remarked Amarinth.

There was no longer any middle class simply because there were no other classes for it to be in the middle of.

In the middle class, the burghers, the social instinct had not awakened at all.

WORD ORIGIN

1766; as an adjective, "characteristic of the middle class" (depreciative) it dates from 1893.

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