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peerage
used in Babbitt

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Definition
the members of upper nobility in Great Britain considered as a group

or:

the title or rank of upper nobility
  • Not only is he of the British peerage, but he is also, on dit, a leader of the British metal industries.
    Chapter 15 (65% in)
  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family's motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family—indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.
    Chapter 6 (30% in)

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