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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The lowest social class of a community. Also: The working class.

Usage examples (41)
  • The proletariat is a very large group of people that can have a big influence on the workings of the country if the members all vote.
  • In Russia, where the proletariat is armed, the proletariat becomes the only real influential body.
  • The proletariat is also quite good at convincing each other that communism is a good idea.
  • By proletariat is meant the class of people without capital, which sells its labor for a living. for more
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