Examples of prole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicky Whelan, as the sheriff, is like a prole Angelina Jolie, and the hulking actors who play the prisoners, like Mike Ferguson and Randall J. Bacon, turn them into convincing hardened sinners. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 16 July 2023 What benediction is possible for soot-faced proles shunned by God and man? Tadzio Koelb, New York Times, 11 May 2018 Instead, the scene is decidedly downbeat, as the proles stay downtrodden while the offspring of party elites rule the neo-capitalist market in the age of reform. Maggie Lee, chicagotribune.com, 21 Dec. 2017 The rebel manufacturers of Hoffman lenses inside the church will never for an instant consider distributing those potential instruments of prole revolution among their immediate neighbors in Justiceville. Jonathan Lethem, Slate Magazine, 9 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prole was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near prole

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“Prole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prole. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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