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Recent Examples on the Web What benediction is possible for soot-faced proles shunned by God and man? Tadzio Koelb, New York Times, "Step 1: Kill Husband. Step 2: Assume His Identity.," 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, "'Youth' review: From China, a heart-felt tale of a dance troupe," 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, "Hiding Reality in Plain Sight," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of prole

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prole was in 1887

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“Prole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prole. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of prole

British, old-fashioned + impolite : a person who has low social status : a member of the working class

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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