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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLEBS

And the enthusiasm was not confined to the blood of the plebs.

But the plebs of later days is not to be explained on one hypothesis only.

Not the theatre of Plebs, the proletariat, but the theatre of A People.

And we still have an excellent array of the plebs of the stage.

This is called the First Secession of the Plebs, and is said to have been in 494.

Only in theory can the mass of the plebs have been clients at any time.

Publius Servilius Casca was by his grace tribune of the plebs.

The masses are "plebs," "vile multitude," "canaille," "people."

These people, the plebs as they were called, were despised by many patricians.

The middle class had been thrust down to the level of the plebs.

WORD ORIGIN

1856 as a colloquial shortening of plebeian in the ancient Roman sense. West Point sense attested by 1851 (see plebe).

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