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peasant
used in Atlas Shrugged

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used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • A peasant's wooden shoe, gilded, stood in the center of the table, filled with marigolds, grapes and carrots.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (1% in)
  • She became suddenly conscious of her posture: she had let her shoulder blades slide down against the chair, carelessly, half-lying, one leg stretched forward-and with her sternly tailored, transparent blouse, her wide peasant skirt hand-printed in violent colors, her thin stocking and high-heeled pump, she did not look like a railroad executive-the consciousness of it struck her in answer to his eyes that seemed to be seeing the unattainable-she looked like that which she was: his...
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (39% in)
  • They had just finished dinner-and she thought of her first dinner in this house a month ago; she was wearing, as she had then worn, the gray suit that belonged in her office, not the peasant skirt that had been so easy to wear hi the sun.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (82% in)
  • She left the few possessions she had acquired-her peasant skirt, a blouse, an apron, a few pieces of underwear-folded neatly in a drawer of the chest in her room.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (97% in)

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