I didn't realize that in part they were an engine for perpetuating the Brahmin class of New England.
If a Sudra presumed to sit upon a Brahmin's carpet, his punishment was banishment.
The Brahmin at last went to the hare and begged alms of him.
It was no use, however, it is next to impossible to throw a man when he is lying flat out as the Brahmin now was.
He is a man of some importance, and wears a sacred thread like a Brahmin.
We shall be in the Brahmin caste of the hell of the Baptists.
I can only say that he had the sublime indifference of a Brahmin from the Ganges.
Returning to himself, the Brahmin, in a rage, runs off into the darkness of the hall.
"I should say the dress of a Brahmin might be useful," Soyera suggested.
But first he asked the hunchback if he had given attention to the instruction of the Brahmin.
"member of Boston's upper class," 1823, figurative use of Brahman "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 15c., from Sanskrit brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma.