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beautiful people

plural noun
(often initial capital letters) wealthy or famous people, often members of the jet set, who mingle in glamorous social circles and who, because of their celebrity, often establish trends or fashions.
Origin of beautiful people
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It costs a beautiful person no exertion to paint her image on our eyes; yet how splendid is that benefit!

  • Anne thought she was the most beautiful person she had ever seen.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • How then is a beautiful person to be degraded by anything the likes of you, or your fellow-dog, do to her?

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
  • Helim had an only child, a girl of noble soul, and a most beautiful person.

    Thackerayana William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He told her this, and that, and the other; that he loved her dearly; that she was the most beautiful person in the world.

  • I used to think she was the most beautiful person in the world.

    The Literary Sense E. Nesbit
  • So, too, on beholding a beautiful person, how common the wish that the mind it clothed were also good!

    Lectures on Art Washington Allston
  • He said Electra was beautiful, quite the most beautiful person in the world.

    Rose MacLeod Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for beautiful person

beautiful people

plural noun
(sometimes capitals) the beautiful people, rich, fashionable people in international high society
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