Origin of middle-class
Related formsmid·dle-class·ness, noun
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Origin of middle class
Examples from the Web for middle-class
The Affordable Care Act was always a short-term political loser with respect to middle-class voters.
For us, the police embrace nothing if not working- and middle-class values and morality.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk|Tom Nolan|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Middle-class Congolese like himself, called “évolué,” or “evolved,” were hunted down for having ties with the Europeans.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wages are stagnant and middle-class household incomes continue to decline.
Again: what of the middle-class divorced woman who does not have children because she cannot?What’s the Catholic Church’s Problem With Couples Without Children?|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had abandoned the dull habits of the middle class and yet were the slaves of middle-class ideas.Old Mole|Gilbert Cannan
The American farmer has been essentially a middle-class man.Chapters in Rural Progress|Kenyon L. Butterfield
If the Brownings were of mixed origin, they were so much the more like the great majority of English middle-class people.Robert Browning|G. K. Chesterton
Rome could not be fitted into an orderly, middle-class, Bostonian, systematic scheme of evolution.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
If his heart be selfish and mean, he will be dishonest as a poor man, as a middle-class man, as a great lord.Town and Country Sermons|Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for middle-class
Culture definitions for middle-class
A social and economic class composed of those more prosperous than the poor, or lower class, and less wealthy than the upper class. Middle class is sometimes loosely used to refer to the bourgeoisie. In the United States and other industrial countries, the term is often applied to white-collar, as opposed to blue-collar, workers.