1 His own social status was assured because the Tarletons owned a hundred negroes and, like all slaves of large planters, he looked down on small farmers whose slaves were few.
2 If they showed no aptitude for any of these trades, they became field hands and, in the opinion of the negroes, they had lost their claim to any social standing at all.
3 Jonas was a Yankee and a bachelor, and the fact that he was an overseer forever barred him from any contact with the County social life.
4 He hated their cool courtesy to him and their contempt for his social status, so inadequately covered by their courtesy.
5 That would be fatal, as only old men and very old ladies could belch without fear of social disapproval.
6 The County had been devoid of any entertainment or social life ever since the Troop had gone away to war.
7 There was more social life here than at Aunt Pauline's, but Scarlett did not like the people who called, with their airs and their traditions and their emphasis on family.
8 Even in their extremity, they had not considered asking a widow of scarcely a year to appear at a social function.
9 The idea of appearing publicly at a social gathering while in mourning was so unheard of she was bewildered.
10 A wife who didn't burn herself would be a social outcast.
11 The ever-present war in the background lent a pleasant informality to social relations, an informality which older people viewed with alarm.
12 Frequently Rhett pointed out to Scarlett the inconsistency of her wearing black mourning clothes when she was participating in all social activities.
13 And now this class, the lowest in the black social order, was making life a misery for the South.
14 Naturally social minded, they became restless and, putting their pride in their pockets, they began to beg the loan of Archie from Scarlett.
15 She wanted to delay her social activities until the day when the house was finished and she could emerge as the mistress of Atlanta's largest mansion, the hostess of the town's most elaborate entertainments.