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social structure

structure (def 9).
Origin of social structure
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The social structure played a rôle of deadly relentless magnitude.

    Balloons Elizabeth Bibesco
  • Weakness in social structure and functioning is conspicuous.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The social structure of the Middle Ages accordingly assumed the hierarchical form which we speak of as the Feudal system.

    Liberalism L. T. Hobhouse
  • The President and his family are recognized as the head and front of the social structure.

    Social Life Maud C. Cooke
  • The war itself, as we shall soon be compelled to recognise, had its roots deep in the political and social structure of Europe.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • The best man in the social structure is not always the huskiest.

  • The social structure, the family, are unharmed, if one is brave and wise.

    Amabel Channice Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The Prime Minister also erred when he believed the French social structure to be breaking up.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose

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