Translation for 'upper class' from English to Russian
ADJ   upper-class | - | -
NOUN   an upper class | upper classes
SYNO upper class | upper crust
высшие слои {мн} общества
upper class {sg}
Partial Matches
Верхняя Силезия {ж}
Upper Silesia
Верхняя Саксония {ж}
Upper Saxony
Северная Италия {ж}
Upper Italy
Верхний Рейн {м} [часть Рейна]
Upper Rhine
верхняя губа {ж}
upper lip
Верхняя Франкония {ж}
Upper Franconia [Bavarian region]
класс {м}class
средний класс {м}
middle class
классный журнал {м}
class register
гражданин {м} второго сортаsecond-class citizen
вагон {м} третьего класса
third-class carriage [Br.]
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Usage Examples English
  • Forced recruitment largely relies on an alliance between the Honduran government, military and upper class Honduran society.
  • The upper class and educated people speak both French and Creole.
  • The same attitude informed his public concerts, where Telemann frequently performed music originally composed for ceremonies attended only by a select few members of the upper class.
  • The southern belle is an archetype for a young woman of the antebellum American South upper class.
  • Among the first Amiga ASCII art groups were ART, Epsilon Design, Upper Class, Unreal (later known as "DeZign").

  • In Late Antiquity Martianus Capella organized all the information a fifth-century upper-class male needed to know into an allegory of the wedding of Mercury and "Philologia," with the seven liberal arts the young man needed to know as guests.
  • Therefore, he also stood up for the liberation of the upcoming middle and upper class from the nobility making up their minds for them.
  • He is credited with coining the phrase "Hooray Henry", a term now used in British English to describe the upper-class version of a loud-mouthed, arrogant twit.
  • Florentine thus gradually rose to prominence as the "volgare" of the literate and upper class in Italy, and it spread throughout the peninsula and Sicily as the "lingua franca" among the Italian educated class as well as Italian travelling merchants.
  • After the Protestant Reformation, such trees are seen in the houses of upper-class Protestant families as a counterpart to the Catholic Christmas cribs.

  • The people elected each year were patricians, members of the upper class.
  • Money was essential, which meant that roughly all of the pupils studying with the sophists came from upper-class backgrounds and excluded the rest of the polis.
  • In the Victorian era, the term "eligible bachelor" was used in the context of upper class matchmaking, denoting a young man who was not only unmarried and eligible for marriage, but also considered "eligible" in financial and social terms for the prospective bride under discussion.
  • The urban middle and upper class tended to seek their own power and supported progressive movements in the aftermath of revolutions in Europe.
  • While the rural upper class pressed incessantly for the expulsion the Jews, the financial interests of the authorities prevented it.

  • Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the naval career originally envisioned for him; he became engrossed in the world of painting.
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