social elevation

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The partners themselves were uncommunicative; even Whiskey Dick, who since his remarkable social elevation had become less oracular, much to his own astonishment, contributed nothing to the gossip except a suggestion that as the fiery temper of George Kearney brooked no opposition, even from his brother, it was better they should separate before the estrangement became serious.
Sally Bercow is trouble, a shrill meddler who dropped out of Keble College, Oxford, for a career in advertising, who now trades on her social elevation.
are equal in the eyes of the IRS if their marriage took place in a state that recognizes same sex marriage; insurance benefits for same sex spouses in the work place; and the unquantifiable social elevation, has created ripples of equality that are still expanding with no end in sight.
Highlighting the role played by women in social elevation and peace
This takes into account societal mores of the time: gift and counter-gift, social elevation through writing and its opposite, the sense that being paid for writing was only for lower classes.
A sardonic couplet mocked the quick social elevation of bandits: "Unless he's been a bandit, no man can be an officer; unless she's been a trollop, no woman can be a noble lady.
Ironically Annie is seeking social elevation by marrying him and can see no value in going to Australia where the name of Delavel would mean nothing.

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