the bourgeoisie


: the middle class of society : the social class of skilled workers, business and professional people, and government officials

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is not Dubai or Tokyo, but Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, where a socialist revolution once promised equality and an end to the bourgeoisie. Frances Robles Adriana Loureiro Fernandez, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2023 Or, potentially, one one-thousandth of the price of a train ticket out of town when the bourgeoisie starts shooting. Ginny Hogan, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2023

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“The bourgeoisie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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