The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.
First we have to over-throw the bourgeoisie through revolution and change the relations of production.
But if Portnoy is himself our satirist, he is merely shocking the bourgeoisie in rather conventional ways.
He knows, too, what the especial interest of the bourgeoisie is, and what he has to expect of that bourgeoisie.
Everything is settled between the clergy, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie.
Why should we be satisfied with half, when we have the bourgeoisie down and can take all?
He alone will force the bourgeoisie to their knees and establish the rule of the people.
For Mark Twain was not simply living the bourgeois life now; he had adopted all the values and ideals of the bourgeoisie.
We answered the distress call of the Cadets and the bourgeoisie!
With one or two exceptions, the bourgeoisie did not pay the least attention to all this talk.
1707, "body of freemen in a French town; the French middle class," from French bourgeois, from Old French burgeis, borjois (12c.) "town dweller" (as distinct from "peasant"), from borc "town, village," from Frankish *burg "city" (see borough). Communist use for "the capitalist class generally" attested from 1886.
In general, the middle class. Applied to the Middle Ages, it refers to townspeople, who were neither nobles nor peasants. In Marxism it refers to those who control the means of production and do not live directly by the sale of their labor. Karl Marx distinguished between the “haute” (high) bourgeoisie (industrialists and financiers) and the “petite” (small or “petty”) bourgeoisie (shopkeepers, self-employed artisans, lawyers). Marxism postulates a fundamental conflict between the interests of the bourgeoisie and those of the propertyless workers, the proletariat.
Note: “Bourgeois” may also refer to mediocre taste or to the flashy display of wealth by the nouveau riche.