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Lower-class   /lˈoʊər-klæs/   Listen

Occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society.  Synonym: low-class.

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"Lower-class" Quotes from Famous Books

... unstable, warped minds—and don't tell me about machine-operated or robot-controlled ships. You don't build a machine to do a job when a human being is cheaper. Your fanciful Misfit nation would have dissolved long ago if it had tried to operate on the principle that a lower-class human is worth more than ...
— But, I Don't Think • Gordon Randall Garrett

... around the stupid Pyetushkov, and glance at him significantly in a manner that reveals everything about these people's world. All the servants who appear in the tales in this volume are hit off so marvellously that one sees the lower-class world, which is such a mystery to certain refined minds, has no secrets ...
— A Desperate Character and Other Stories • Ivan Turgenev

... the curious fact that Gaston Suzor when in London had two places of abode, one in that best-known hotel, and the other in the obscurity of a frowsy house patronized by lower-class visitors to London. ...
— The Stretton Street Affair • William Le Queux

... to baffle her. Ethelinda appreciated being taken into her confidence, for she had been more lonely than her pride would allow her to admit. Her patronizing airs and ill-guarded speech about being exclusive in the choice of friends had offended most of the lower-class girls. Slowly she was learning that her old standards would not bear comparison with Madam Chartley's and the Lady Evelyn's and that she must accept theirs if she would have any friends at Warwick Hall. Her friendship ...
— The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware • Annie Fellows Johnston

... Caddles was her ideal lower-class person, dishonest, faithful, abject, industrious, and inconceivably incapable or responsibility. She told him it was a serious matter, the way his child was going on. "It's 'is appetite, my ladyship," said Caddles, with a ...
— The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth • H.G. Wells

Words linked to "Lower-class" :   blue-collar, non-U, position, wage-earning, lowborn, working-class, upper-class, status, proletarian, middle-class, propertyless

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