How to use Upper-classes in a sentence
The upper classes were still to a large extent inoculated with French ideas, but the common people were either devoted to the dynasty or indifferent.
While the Muscovites of the upper classes were thus beginning to abandon their old oriental habits, their government was preparing to make a political evolution of a similar kind.
Even during the temporary Hellenization in the second great period the character of the people as a whole was untouched by the various external influences which produced so great an effect on the upper classes.
But the upper classes claim to be Kshattriyas or Rajputs.
Robin Hood is at that time the people's ideal as Arthur is that of the upper classes.Advertisement
This is seen specially among the upper classes in Japan.
On the other hand, divorces among persons of the upper classes are comparatively rare, and divorces on account of a wifes unfaithfulness are almost unknown.
In the upper classes the welfare of the family has been set above the interests of each member.
The kago was the humblest of all conveyances recognized as usable by the upper classes.
But more important was the influence of philosophy, which led soon enough to a general scepticism among the upper classes.Advertisement
The upper classes h 've Norman, Spanish and Italian origin.
Moreover the clergy, to their eternal honour, consistently protected the lower from the tyranny of the upper classes.
Education was shamefully neglected, the masses being left in almost heathen ignorance - and this, too, at a time when the upper classes were greedily appropriating the ripe fruits of the Renaissance and when, to use the words of a contemporary, there were "more Latinists in Poland than there used to be in Latium."
From the very beginning of his reign Eric's morbid fear of the upper classes drove him to give his absolute confidence to a man of base origin and bad character, though, it must be admitted, of superior ability.
Thus the upper classes in the community possessed more than half the votes in the assembly.Advertisement
The superiority in physique of the nobles to the common people may have been due in part to a system of massage, the lomi-lomi; it is certainly contrary to the belief in the bad effects of inbreeding - among the upper classes marriage was almost entirely between near relatives.
The dress of the upper classes must have been of a somewhat gorgeous character, especially when account is taken of the brooches and other ornaments which they wore.
The knightly ages will always enjoy the glory of having formulated a code of honour which aimed at rendering the upper classes worthy of their exceptional privileges; yet we must judge chivalry not only by its formal code but also by its practical fruits.
The upper classes were especially anti-foreign,, and the whole nation vaunted its superiority to the rest of mankind.
The curriculum is classical and philological, but in the two upper classes there is a bifurcation in favour of scientific subjects for those who wish.Advertisement
Boots and shoes are worn only by the upper classes.
His practice as a physician among the upper classes was large.
The language of the upper classes was Greek; and the material background of building and decoration, of dress and furniture, was of Greek design.
In Bithynia the upper classes seem to dynasties.
Whilst the upper classes in Italy absorbed Greek influences by their education, by the literary and artistic tradition, the lower strata of the population of Rome became largely hellenized by the actual influx on a vast scale of Greeks and hellenized Asiatics, brought in for the most part as slaves, and coalescing as freedmen with the citizen body.Advertisement
Many ladies of the upper classes now dress in European style, with certain modifications, such as the head-veil.
The first, the speech of the conquering race, was the official language; the second, owing to the intellectual and literary superiority of the Greeks, their educational zeal and the privileges acquired by their church, became the language of the upper classes among the Christians.
Politically, this ambitious and progressive capital is the creation of the Magyar upper classes.
The young men of the upper classes assumed the Greek hat, and were banded together into a gild of ephebi on the Greek model.
The upper classes wear a sleeved polka jacket instead of the bodice.Advertisement
In the schools nature study and manual training are prominent; German is used throughout and English is taught in upper classes only.
As salaries and wages have not increased at the same rate, many of the upper classes and officials are not so well off as formerly.
The lower orders often have it dyed blue; but the servant and upper classes always prefer a white shirt.
Among the upper classes it is frequently of silk.
Tattooing is common among the poor and in villages, and is seen among the upper classes.Advertisement
The upper classes are Fula, and there are some Hausa and Kanuri (Bornuese), but the bulk of the people are pagan tribes in a very low state of civilization.
Mahommedanism was partly adopted by the upper classes in the 18th century, if not earlier, and the son of a Mahommedan native ruler, educated at Sokoto, accepted the flag of Dan Fodio and conquered the country for the Fula.
But the official language and that of all the upper classes is of Semitic origin, derived from the ancient Himyaritic, which is the most archaic member of the Semitic linguistic family.
The four upper classes are taught French and German; English and Italian being added for the " realists," Greek and Latin for the " humanists."
There has, been a long struggle between liberals and churchmen in Colombia, and at one time the latter completely lost their political influence over the government, but the common people remained loyal to the Church, and the upper classes found it impossible to sever the ties which bound them to it.Advertisement
The upper classes are said to have suffered less than the poor; but the kings daughter Joan and two archbishops of Canterbury were among the victims. The long continuance of the visitation, which as a rule took six or nine months to work out its virulence in any particular spot, seems to have cowed and demoralized society.
As it was their doubtful reputation and financial embarrassments enabled Henry to offer them as a gigantic bribe to the upper classes of the laity, and the Reformation parliament met for its last session early in 1536 to give effect to the reports of the visitors and to the kings and their own desires.
The over-haste of the Puritans to drill England into ways of morality and virtue had thrown at least the upper classes into a slough of revelry and baseness.
He clearly saw, what Stanhope had failed to see, that the mass of the nation was not fitted as yet to interest itself wisely in affairs of government, and that therefore the rule must be kept in the hands of the upper classes.
The children of the upper classes in Ireland, both boys and girls, were not reared at home but were sent elsewhere to be fostered.Advertisement
The dress of the upper classes was similar to that of a Scottish Highlander before it degenerated into the present conventional garb of a highland regiment.
Among the upper classes the garments were very costly and variously coloured.
The egoism of the upper classes held military duty in contempt, while their avarice depopulated the countryside, whence the legions had drawn their recruits.
Why had the monarchy been forced to purchase the obedience of the upper classes and the provinces with immunities which enfeebled it without limiting it?
But during the atrocious holocausts formidable states had grown up around France, observing her and threatening her; and on the other hand, as on the morrow of the Hundred Years War, the lassitude of the country, the lack of political feeling on the part of the upper classes and their selfishness, led to a fresh abdication of the nations rights.Advertisement
The upper classes are polished and well educated, and many have occupied high positions in the public service in Turkey, Russia, Persia and Egypt.
Nearly all the aristocracy claim Venetian descent; most of the upper classes are bilingual, speaking both Greek and Italian; and a considerable section of the population are Roman Catholics of the Latin rite.
Certainly a product of the colonial system, his short stories nonetheless mocked the pretensions of the Barbadian upper classes.
Among the upper classes it was unusually broad and was made to stand out in 2 Old Babylonian sculptors who represent the enemy as naked (Meyer [see bibliography below], pp. 12, 70 seq., 116), conventionally anticipate the usual treatment of the slain and wounded warriors.
Survival of fair hair and complexion and light eyes among the upper classes in Thebes and some other localities shows that the blonde type of mankind which is characteristic of north-western Europe had already penetrated into Greek lands before classical times; but the ascription of the same physical traits to the Achaeans of Homer forbids us to regard them as peculiar to that latest wave of pre-classical immigrants to which the Dorians belong; and there is no satisfactory evidence as to the coloration of the Spartans, who alone were reputed to be pure-blooded Dorians in historic times.
Under the influence of France the perfect courtier became the ideal in the German education of the upper classes of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Thus Mr Papillon considered that, while the teaching of English literature was admirable, the average standard of Latin and Greek teaching and attainment in the upper classes was " below that of an English public school "; he felt, however, that the secondary schools of the United States had a " greater variety of the curriculum to suit the practical needs of life," and that they existed, not " for the select few," but " for the whole people " (pp. 250 f.).
Though doubtless divided into different tribes scattered over an extensive tract of land, the subjected aborigines were slumped together under the designation of Sudras, whose duty it was to serve the upper classes in all the various departments of manual labour, save those of a downright sordid and degrading character which it was left to vratyas or outcasts to perform.
Girls' dresses were somewhat shorter than women's dresses; however, they were generally longer than the styles of the Victorian Era among the upper classes.
For the upper classes there were hat pins in many styles, colors, and materials crafted by well known jewelry houses and artisans.
The dances were held for the upper classes and nobility, but the special attraction of the mask was that people could flirt and dance with anyone, which would not have been allowed under any other circumstance.
Both men and women in the upper classes have traditionally worn elevated shoes because such height equaled power.
Yet in Japan, the practice is still viewed with something of a jaundiced eye by the upper classes as a practice fit only for the lower classes, street walkers and gangsters.
His theatrical associations allowed him access to the upper classes of society, or at least the Nineteenth Century equivalent of the 'glitterati'.