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And they all travel affordably, busting the myth that travel is only for the elite.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"Our Siberian girls are admired more by Asian countries than by the West," Elite Stars school director Tatyana Fetisova told me.
One of five top agencies in Novosibirsk, Elite Stars, recently was producing over 200 models every two to three months.
The Branson School holds an elite reputation in tony Marin County, charging around $40,000 a year for tuition.
The elite presidential guard stood alert in front of the Mexican National Palace where the president keeps his main office.
Poor as Diggs' family was, they boasted that they associated only with the elite of Southern society.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
They constituted what one of their number once called the "elite class" of the community.Defense of the Faith and the Saints (Volume 1 of 2)|B. H. Roberts
And now I am going to shake hands and hobnob with the elite—beautiful word!The Million Dollar Mystery|Harold MacGrath
On this much smaller sheet the elite type makes a better appearance with letters of this kind.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)|Mary Owens Crowther
The main criterion for membership in that elite is power derived from approved ideological orientation and political activism.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for elite
Word Origin for elite
Word Origin and History for elite
1823, from French élite "selection, choice," from Old French eslite (12c.), fem. past participle of elire, elisre "pick out, choose," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Borrowed in Middle English as "chosen person" (late 14c.), especially a bishop-elect; died out mid-15c.; re-introduced by Byron's "Don Juan." As an adjective by 1852. As a typeface, first recorded 1920.