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At the time, she was booted from the team and lost her Associated Student Body position and school sports privileges for six weeks.

In return for offering these privileges, society can reasonably expect to benefit, not suffer, from what corporations do.

From Fortune

At the same time, we pledged to use our privilege as a convener to advocate for change and to set an example by using our platform to highlight the important contributions of BIPOC professionals to this community.

For me personally, it meant committing to more deeply examining my own privilege and improving diversity throughout our company.

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The company has paid billions for that privilege over the years.

As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.

“We look for the qualities that are evocative of V.S.O.P Privilege,” explained Hennessy Senior Vice President Rodney Williams.

Moreover, the exhibition begs the question: how do we come to privilege certain images?

Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.

Yet, the only “nobodies” that do not have to be are those that have the privilege.

At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.

He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.

The Ratignolles' soirees musicales were widely known, and it was considered a privilege to be invited to them.

It was a privilege to sit so close to her at the table, to wait on her, and be the recipient of her charming smiles.

To swear in suitable circumstances is the duty of all; but it is the privilege of those only who are in covenant with God.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to privilege, such as: advantage, allowance, authority, authorization, benefit, and concession.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.