Not only has the lower class grown, but its demographic profile also has shifted.
Back then, the lower class, rather than sink meekly into its immiseration, periodically erupted in violent strikes and riots.
lower class people in the United States still have lots and lots of satisfying trouble in their lives.
As a consequence, a virtually identical share of blacks (33%) and whites (31%) now say they are in the lower class.
In this sense "street" means criminal—not urban, not lower class, not youth itself.
In the first house I visited, the players were of the lower class, and the stakes were copper cash.
You have the upper class, the middle class, the lower class.
The lower class of prisoners were encouraged to act as spies, thus furnishing pretexts for punishment.
But there you are—I am bourgeois; or perhaps I belong to a lower class even than that.
The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.