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Both in the home and adorning one's clothing, lace was an essential status symbol among one's peers and at Court, ironic given that it was produced by a cottage industry of wives and children of poor agricultural labourers to supplement their income.
Nothing has changed since the 19th century when titans of the industrial revolution followed Queen Victoria into regarding a Scottish estate as an essential status accessory, mainly to pursue "sport".
With a wide range of unique properties plastics have earned an essential status in society, making life both easier and safer.
There high roller customers can choose which live fish they want prepared on the spot for their dinner at a cost of up to $300 per plate in what the non-profit World Resources Institute (WRI) calls "an essential status symbol for major celebrations and business occasions.
Recruitment firm Office Angels surveying 1,500 staff to identify the latest essential status symbols and gadgets.
A survey by recruitment firm Office Angels has uncovered the essential status symbols and gadgets used by the new generation of workers, and they've even come up with a term for this new breed.
As with "Copenhagen," the men in "Democracy" really did exist, even if an extensive postscript from Frayn in the published text goes to great lengths to assert the new play's essential status as fiction.
And other trace elements are gaining essential status.
Johnson's comment displays an awareness on the part of African Americans that, having settled the issue of their actual humanity in the struggle over slavery, it was now necessary for African Americans to establish their full entitlement to this humanity which culture judges not by essential status alone but also by one's intellectual and aesthetic production.

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