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plebeian
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David Copperfield
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  • Some attempts had been made, I noticed, to infuse new blood into this dwindling frame, by repairing the costly old wood-work here and there with common deal; but it was like the marriage of a reduced old noble to a plebeian pauper, and each party to the ill-assorted union shrunk away from the other.

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  • switched from designer labels to more plebeian clothes at Wal-Mart
  • Implicit in the play is a great divide between superiors and inferiors, patricians and plebeians.
    T.E. Kalem  --  Time, 1973  --  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,907198,00.html#ixzz0YqB0cDQU(retrieved 12/05/09)

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