I didn't realize that in part they were an engine for perpetuating the Brahmin class of New England.
If a Sudra presumed to sit upon a Brahmin's carpet, his punishment was banishment.
I can only say that he had the sublime indifference of a Brahmin from the Ganges.
It was no use, however, it is next to impossible to throw a man when he is lying flat out as the Brahmin now was.
"I should say the dress of a Brahmin might be useful," Soyera suggested.
We shall be in the Brahmin caste of the hell of the Baptists.
“It is not a dog,” says the Brahmin, “but a goat;” and trudged on.
Returning to himself, the Brahmin, in a rage, runs off into the darkness of the hall.
The Brahmin at last went to the hare and begged alms of him.
But first he asked the hunchback if he had given attention to the instruction of the Brahmin.
"member of Boston's upper class," 1823, figurative use of Brahman "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 15c., from Sanskrit brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma.