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[raw-ty-ryey; English roh-too r-ee-ey, -tyoo r-] /rɔ tüˈryeɪ; English roʊˈtʊər iˌeɪ, -ˈtyʊər-/
noun, plural roturiers
[raw-ty-ryey; English roh-too r-ee-eyz, -tyoo r-] /rɔ tüˈryeɪ; English roʊˈtʊər iˌeɪz, -ˈtyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
a person of low rank; plebeian. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Sir, it is only a roturier whom death, or anything else, takes by surprise.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Oh, it was not with a roturier she fled; her pride would not have allowed that.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The whiskers of a roturier, my good Lankin, grow as long as the beard of a Plantagenet.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I have a great dislike to the thought of being revolutionised into a roturier.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Few men of his stamp indulge in the weakness of railing at Fortune, which is the privilege and consolation of the roturier.

    Sword and Gown George A. Lawrence
  • The noble has gone down on the social ladder, and the roturier has gone up; the one descends as the other rises.

    American Institutions and Their Influence Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
  • That a roturier, a plain peasant, or even a tradesman, should become the social equal of a noble was a thing unheard of.

    Women of Medival France Pierce Butler

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