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The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.
First we have to over-throw the bourgeoisie through revolution and change the relations of production.Is This a Book Worth Saving? Considering ‘The Art of Joy’|Lauren Elkin|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But if Portnoy is himself our satirist, he is merely shocking the bourgeoisie in rather conventional ways.
This was the greatest victory of the bourgeoisie; it was, however, also the last it gained in its own, exclusive interest.Socialism: Utopian and Scientific|Frederick Engels
Pillerault belonged to that working-men's party which the Revolution had fused with the bourgeoisie.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau|Honore de Balzac
Virtuous girls go wrong sometimes, and give—I don't know what; they do it among the great people, and even among the bourgeoisie.Eugenie Grandet|Honore de Balzac
The bourgeoisie has gained a monopoly of all means of existence in the broadest sense of the word.
The bourgeoisie dare not speak the truth in these cases, for it would speak its own condemnation.
British Dictionary definitions for bourgeoisie
noun the bourgeoisie
Culture definitions for bourgeoisie
In general, the middle class. Applied to the Middle Ages, it refers to townspeople, who were neither nobles nor peasants. In Marxism it refers to those who control the means of production and do not live directly by the sale of their labor. Karl Marx (see also Marx) distinguished between the “haute” (high) bourgeoisie (industrialists and financiers) and the “petite” (small or “petty”) bourgeoisie (shopkeepers, self-employed artisans, lawyers). Marxism postulates a fundamental conflict between the interests of the bourgeoisie and those of the propertyless workers, the proletariat (see also proletariat).