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 Meanings and Examples of PLEBEIAN
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plebeian
 a.  crude or coarse; unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar
Classic Sentence:
1  A feud broke out in Ardea touching the marriage of an heiress, whose hand was sought at the same time by two suitors, the one of plebeian, the other of noble birth.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVI.
2  For her father being dead, her guardian wished her to wed the plebeian, her mother the noble.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVI.
3  And so hot grew the dispute that resort was had to arms, the whole nobility siding with their fellow-noble, and all the plebeians with the plebeian.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVI.
4  Certain citizens of Rome, for instance, were very active in forwarding a law allowing the appointment of a plebeian to be consul.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXV.
5  Villefort, as we have seen, belonged to the aristocratic party at Marseilles, Morrel to the plebeian; the first was a royalist, the other suspected of Bonapartism.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
6  He was dressed in a common gray blouse and velvet cap, but his carefully arranged hair, beard and mustache, all of the richest and glossiest black, ill accorded with his plebeian attire.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
7  I smiled as I unfolded it, and devised how I would tease you about your aristocratic tastes, and your efforts to masque your plebeian bride in the attributes of a peeress.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
8  But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain; then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
9  This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
10  Put kings' and dukes' children among the masses, and they'll be little plebeians, mass products.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Example Sentence:
1  After five weeks of rigorous studying, the graduate settled in for a weekend of plebeian socializing and television watching.