Aristocracy

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ARISTOCRACY. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by a small number of persons to the exclusion of the remainder of the people.

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The fact is, though he has fallen on democratic times, and embraced a democratic theory, he is to the heart an aristocrat, as much as my father, who ruled over five or six hundred slaves.
It is you, William, who are the aristocrat of your family, and you are not as fine a fellow as your plebeian brother by long chalk.
Horne Fisher had in him something of the aristocrat, which is very near to the anarchist.
If the aristocrat is only valid in fashionable circles and not with truckmen, he will never be a leader in fashion; and if the man of the people cannot speak on equal terms with the gentleman, so that the gentleman shall perceive that he is already really of his own order, he is not to be feared.
But the little aristocrat, the last of his noble race, was an idiot.
Yet it was upon this easy-going young aristocrat that death came, in most strange and unexpected form, between the hours of ten and eleven-twenty on the night of March 30, 1894.
The English aristocrat he had but little respect for, but a millionaire was certainly next to the gods.
With them were a rakish-looking elderly man and a young aristocrat, his eyeglass still in his eye, his cigarette burned down to the stub between the fingers of his begloved hand.
In truth, there was nothing of the master-quality in Kwaque, while Michael was a natural aristocrat.
Carleon Anthony was a tremendous aristocrat (his father had been a "restoring" architect) and his daughter was not allowed to associate with anyone but the county young ladies.
He struck a match, and I perceived that this young aristocrat had not only a silver-mounted dressing-case but also a whole candle all to himself.
They saw the proud, white face of the Scotch aristocrat and her lover, the Irish adventurer, like old portraits in a dark house.