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…Had it been some plutocrat’s mansion, but a housing project, gentlemen of the jury, a housing project!
Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  a political system governed by the wealthy people
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plutocracy plutocratic plutocrat
Note that many words that have to do with governing end in "ocracy"; e.g., democracy, and bureaucracy.
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  • …Had it been some plutocrat’s mansion, but a housing project, gentlemen of the jury, a housing project!
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Nearly every one else in Packingtown did the same, however, for there was universal exultation over this triumph of popular government, this crushing defeat of an arrogant plutocrat by the power of the common people.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And so it went…… It was a plutocratic feudalism …. eminently respectable.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Despite the liver spots and the purplish swags under his eyes, he at last appeared the cruelly handsome plutocrat, though somewhat reduced.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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  • Carol had none of the superiority she felt toward Mrs. Lyman Cass’s plutocratic parlor.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • I’d judge you to be a plutocrat, your pockets stuffed with ill-gotten gains.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • …the mayors of Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Waterford, twentyeight Irish representative peers, sirdars, grandees and maharajahs bearing the cloth of estate, the Dublin Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the chapter of the saints of finance in their plutocratic order of precedence, the bishop of Down and Connor, His Eminence Michael cardinal Logue, archbishop of Armagh, primate of all Ireland, His Grace, the most reverend Dr William Alexander, archbishop of Armagh, primate of all Ireland, the…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She was regarded as an heiress; for not only had the sisters seven hundred a-year each from their parents, but if Dorothea married and had a son, that son would inherit Mr. Brooke’s estate, presumably worth about three thousand a-year—a rental which seemed wealth to provincial families, still discussing Mr. Peel’s late conduct on the Catholic question, innocent of future gold-fields, and of that gorgeous plutocracy which has so nobly exalted the necessities of genteel life.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Aristocracy and plutocracy still furnish the figureheads of politics; but they are now dependent on the votes of the promiscuously bred masses.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Sometimes Altamont people, particularly the young men who loafed about Collister’s drug-store, and who spent long dreamy hours estimating the wealth of the native plutocracy, called Will Pentland a millionaire.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • Some linger on the edge of vulgarity: /pep/ for /pepper/, /flu/ for /influenza/, /plute/ for /plutocrat/, /pen/ for /penitentiary/, /con/ for /confidence/ (as in /con-man/, /con-game/ and /to con/), /convict/ and /consumption/, /defi/ for /defiance/, /beaut/ for /beauty/, /rep/ for /reputation/, /stenog/ for /stenographer/, /ambish/ for /ambition/, /vag/ for /vagrant/, /champ/ for /champion/, /pard/ for /partner/, /coke/ for /cocaine/, /simp/ for /simpleton/, /diff/ for /difference/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • (to Larry, forcing a laugh) It’s a laugh, calling me a plutocrat, isn’t it, Larry, when I’ve been in the Movement all my life.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Well, we two know these transfigured persons, these college passmen, these well groomed monocular Algys and Bobbies, these cricketers to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom, these plutocratic products of "the nail and sarspan business as he got his money by."
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • A more critical, fastidious, handsome face, paler and colder, without Tanner’s impetuous credulity and enthusiasm, and without a touch of his modern plutocratic vulgarity, but still a resemblance, even an identity.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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Associated words [difficulty]:   plutocracy [9]
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