The gap between the oligarchic class and everyone else seems increasingly permanent.
Abdicating market share to ankle-biters is a notoriously poor business strategy for an oligarchic industry like publishing.
California produces more new billionaires than any place this side of oligarchic Russia or crony capitalist China.
I heard the deeper, the oligarchic accent, 'How can a people be enfranchised that eats meat with its fingers?'
We are oligarchic in all things, from our parliament to our army.
They became, one, the champion of the democracy; the other, the hope of the oligarchic faction.
Thucydides knew only the independent city, oligarchic or democratic, and the city which would fain be independent but was not.
Thus, appropriate democratic manners preserve and establish a democracy, and oligarchic an oligarchy.
But it was to be carried into practical effect by despotic or oligarchic methods.
Over most of Greece in each state the oligarchic faction favoured the Peloponnesian league, the democratic, Athens.