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He was born a plebeian, and rose to distinction by his talents, but was ejected from the senate for his profligacy.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
And Jansoulet felt the delight of a child, a plebeian joy, compounded of ignorance and naive vanity.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
From your weed rose the cloud that no counterblast, royal or plebeian, has ever yet been able to sweep away from the lips of men.
PAPERS FROM OVERLOOK-HOUSECASPER ALMORE
Somehow again the plebeian quality in that hein grated on her, and she could not resist the retort.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
“Easy does it” is a phrase plucked from the plebeian lexicon of life, which we recommend for his consideration.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
He had a cruel sense of power, the right to thrust aside petty plebeian scruples, to take what he needed.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
That henceforth consuls, not consular tribunes, should always be elected, and that one of the two consuls must be a plebeian.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
For the first eleven years after the passage of the Licinian Laws one consul was a plebeian and one a patrician.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
The fleets again were combined, this time under the command of a Pisan, one Gualduccio, a plebeian.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
Rank he despised, nor, if they came well dressed,Cared if they were plebeian or patrician.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS

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