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If the proletariat sitting in steerage pays for air services, so should a CEO flying across the country for lunch.
The doors to the lot opened briefly, then shut again, trapping people in the process like Jack and Rose trying to get from steerage to first class in the Titanic.
Immigrants booked passage and came to these shores in steerage, enduring heat, stench and cramped conditions in hopes of better lives in America.
In Episode 8, the Young Pope strolls through the steerage section of the papal plane and gazes over a dozing press corps.
Even immigrants who arrive willingly get here in despair, if not in chains, then in steerage.
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STEERAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steerage for English Language Learners
: the section on a passenger ship in the past where passengers who had the cheapest tickets would stay
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