To go with that, though, too many of us in the middle class want beggars to be kept out of sight.
Meanwhile, there's no evidence that the middle class is getting poorer.
The Fox News chairman says the president pits blacks against whites, middle class against rich.
And of course you see it among the middle class, who are moving toward a new poverty.
In 2008, 54% of adults age 18 to 29 felt they were middle class.
Jews, moral and religious condition of the middle class of, 146, 151.
You have the upper class, the middle class, the lower class.
Father Damon says the trouble is we haven't any middle class for a balance.
In the middle class, the burghers, the social instinct had not awakened at all.
According to circumstances the middle class declares itself in this way, now on one side, now on the other.
1766; as an adjective, "characteristic of the middle class" (depreciative) it dates from 1893.
A social and economic class composed of those more prosperous than the poor, or lower class, and less wealthy than the upper class. Middle class is sometimes loosely used to refer to the bourgeoisie. In the United States and other industrial countries, the term is often applied to white-collar, as opposed to blue-collar, workers.
Note: Values commonly associated with the middle class include a desire for social respectability and material wealth and an emphasis on the family and education.