Appius Claudius was seized with a criminal passion for violating the person of a young woman of plebeian condition.
He's a plebeian from his thick shoe soles to his thin hair; but he's honest.
Kiss her in the vestibule before ringing the door-bell, as if we were plebeian sweethearts?
Well; there is nothing like being a plebeian and a Prime Minister!
I had forgotten I was a plebeian, I was remembering I was a man.
Just this: you'll have to fight; and if you were a 'Gemeiner'—a plebeian—you'd get off.
She gathered up her skirts in other people's houses when the plebeian element came too near.
The plebeian order was composed of the lowest class of freemen.
What a contrast to our royal simplicity of form and colour in this plebeian wretch!
At this Madame Loiseau's plebeian tendencies got the better of her.
also plebian, "of or characteristic of the lower class," 1560s in a Roman historical sense, from Latin plebeius "belonging to the plebs," earlier plebes, "the populace, the common people" (as opposed to patricians, etc.), also "commonality; the mass, the multitude; the lower class," from PIE *ple- (see pleio-). In general (non-historical) use from 1580s.
"member of the lowest class," 1530s, from Latin plebius "person not of noble rank," from adjective meaning "of the common people" (see plebeian (adj.)).