Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Definitions for hoi polloi
- The common people generally; the masses.
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Citations for hoi polloi
Lizzie insisted that her children distinguish themselves from the hoi polloi by scrupulous honesty.
The exchange of roles in "The Prince and the Pauper" suggests that a man of the people can be a benevolent ruler because of his humble roots, that a prince can become a better ruler through exposure to hoi polloi.
Origin of hoi polloi
Hoi polloi is Greek for "the many."