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  • Middle Schools are stratified into cliques of different types of students.
  • Hopeful signs that increased interracial marriage will decrease racial stratification.
  • born into poverty in rigidly stratified Georgian England
  • a stratified rock slope

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  • It is true that our society is stratified, and very rigidly stratified, on what at first sight appear to be hereditary lines.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The two men drank whiskey from bottles and filled the room with a stratified lake of cigarette smoke in the flame-white light of night.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Up to now, we have looked at one of Darwin’s arguments for biological evolution, namely, the stratified deposits of fossils in various layers of rock.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Water settled in isothermal layers of uniform stratification.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • And this same widening gulf—which is due to the length and expense of the higher educational process and the increased facilities for and temptations towards refined habits on the part of the rich—will make that exchange between class and class, that promotion by intermarriage which at present retards the splitting of our species along lines of social stratification, less and less frequent.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • It was literally teeming, stratified, with the shades of human groups, who had met there for tragedy, comedy, farce; real enactments of the intensest kind.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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  • It was a kind of satire on Nature: it was the scientific method, the geologic method; it deposited the history of the family in a stratified record; and the antiquary could dig through it and tell by the remains of each period what changes of diet the family had introduced successively for a hundred years.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • She had found another life in the stratified layers of higher economics, with a doctorate and gainful employment with the Canadian Government.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And again, as she soon discovered, the line of demarcation and stratification between the rich and the poor in Lycurgus was as sharp as though cut by a knife or divided by a high wall.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In 1966, Labov and colleagues began studying the changing role of "r" in the social stratification of the city.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Rural communities are losing their middle class and becoming socially stratified, divided between a small, wealthy elite and large numbers of the working poor.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The two women looked across a landscape of vacant lots filled with years of stratified deposits—the age of house garbage, the age of construction debris and vandalized car bodies, the age of moldering mobster parts.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It is true that our society is stratified, and very rigidly stratified, on what at first sight appear to be hereditary lines.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Specks and glints, ragtails of color appeared in the stratified mass of covering soil, fabric scraps from the garment center, stirred by the wind, or maybe that teal thing is a bikini brief that belonged to a secretary from Queens, and Brian found he could create a flash infatuation, she is dark-eyed and reads the tabloids and paints her nails and eats lunch out of molded styrofoam, and he gives her gifts and she gives him condoms, and it all ends up here, newsprint, emery boards, sexy…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Society stratifies when the income gap widens
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