Examples of aristocrat in a Sentence
could trace his lineage to an English aristocrat of the 17th century
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Probably to help the dangerous situation in the northwest, a local aristocrat, Sir William Brereton managed to have the Abbot’s death sentence cancelled and he and his canons were pensioned off with the closure of Norton Abbey.
Filled with French aristocrats, this tale of two lovers is full of manipulation – and seduction – in the time before the revolution.
Kick’s namesake is President John F. Kennedy’s sister Kick, who died in a plane crash when she was engaged to a British aristocrat.
To be a free man was to have a legal right to graze a certain number of sheep, which the aristocrats and powerful couldn’t take away from you.
Our family heard from a printer in Williamsburg that paper was so expensive that the Stamp Act only affected the richest aristocrats and businessmen.
Coming and going, the aristocrats paid wistful (or baffled) homage to a way of life rare in its independence and chosen affection.
That changed during World War One, when in 1917 George V not only changed the family name to Windsor but allowed his offspring to marry English aristocrats.
Only a virgin, preferably an aristocrat, could become the wife of a future king.
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Did You Know?
Since aristos means "best" in Greek, ancient Greeks such as Plato and Aristotle used the word aristocracy to mean a system of rule by the best people—that is, those who deserved to rule because of their intelligence and moral excellence. But this kind of "best" soon became something you could inherit from your parents. The United States has no formal aristocracy—no noble titles such as baron or marquis that stay in the family—but certain American families have achieved an almost aristocratic status because of the wealth they've held onto for generations.
ARISTOCRAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aristocrat for English Language Learners
: a member of an aristocracy
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