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- (noun) The highest socioeconomic class in a society.
Example by Wordnik
- Be that as it may, by the time that Octavia came to dinner together with Maecenas and his Terentia and Agrippa and his Attica, it was clear to most of Rome’s upper class that Agrippa’s marriage was not prospering. - Antony and Cleopatra
- She came from Pennsylvania and she came from a very upper class family, she had been to Vasser. - Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, March 13, 14, 15, 1975. Interview G-0023-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
- In the trilogy—Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986)—she plays a variation of the same role: the suburban everygirl (she’s middle class in the first film, upper class in the second, and “poor” in the third). - Dont You Forget About Me
- Remarkable shrewdness and an uncanny knack of maintaining good relations with every faction in Rome’s upper class had thus far ensured Atticus’s survival, but upon the death of Caesar the world changed so radically that he feared for both his own survival and the welfare of his daughter. - Antony and Cleopatra