The rich, so called because they can afford not to work. The term was made current by the economist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class.
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I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.
More to the point, Huckabee has a natural appeal to a party that has come to represent the bulk of working class white voters.
Botanists have enumerated between forty and fifty varieties of the tobacco plant who class them all among the narcotic poisons.
The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
It has only been a rare and exceptional class hitherto that has gone on learning throughout life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
For others life is but a foolish leisure with mock activities and mimic avocations to mask its uselessness.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock