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high society

society (def 9).
Origin of high society
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By the second half of the century, a more serious and emotional atmosphere began to predominate in high society.
  • Financial fraud is the crime of choice for arrivistes, insecure dreamers with a yearning eye for high society.
  • His monthly column provided a glimpse inside high society, and captivated readers.
  • Horse accidents are always upsetting, but especially when they shatter the sense of imperviousness and insulation of high society.
  • The nation's capital is the seat of political power, a dynamic region known for high stakes and high society.
  • He used the house to entertain his friends and guests from high society.
  • It is open to the public to experience turn of the century high society.
  • He became a member of high society and once he had gotten the taste of this life, he couldn't give it up.
  • Contrasting with these are songs about high society.
British Dictionary definitions for high society

high society

  1. the upper classes, esp when fashionable
  2. (as modifier): her high-society image
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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