gentry domination requires allies with a broader social base and their own political power.
But the new rich, particularly the young, tend to be more progressive, or at least gentry liberal.
If Wall Street wants to join the “progressive” gentry parade again, as it did in 2008, Republican should encourage them.
The Beltway gentry gets a great deal on government-provided health care—but they think your plan needs cutting.
We see this kind of thing especially in the families of the poorer class of gentry in the country.
I suppose you have no objection this time to bestow a few bullets on these gentry?
So good was the meeting of modesty in a poor, with courtesy in an honourable person, and gentry I believe in both.
The guests comprised the gentry of the neighbourhood, and also many from a distance.
As a whole and for reasons of gentry self-interest, the gentry stood for stability and against change.
And the gentry—where are they, who should stand at their head and share their fortune?
c.1300, "nobility of rank or birth," from Old French genterise, variant of gentilise "noble birth, gentleness," from gentil (see gentle). Meaning "noble persons" is from 1520s. Earlier in both senses was gentrice (c.1200 as "nobility of character," late 14c. as "noble persons"). In Anglo-Irish, gentry was a name for "the fairies" (1880), and gentle could mean "enchanted" (1823).