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roturier

[raw-ty-ryey; English roh-too r-ee-ey, -tyoo r-]
noun, plural ro·tu·riers [raw-ty-ryey; English roh-too r-ee-eyz, -tyoo r-] /rɔ tüˈryeɪ; English roʊˈtʊər iˌeɪz, -ˈtyʊər-/. French.
  1. a person of low rank; plebeian.
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Historical Examples

  • Oh, it was not with a roturier she fled; her pride would not have allowed that.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • I have a great dislike to the thought of being revolutionised into a roturier.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Sir, it is only a roturier whom death, or anything else, takes by surprise.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Few men of his stamp indulge in the weakness of railing at Fortune, which is the privilege and consolation of the roturier.

    Sword and Gown

    George A. Lawrence

  • The noble has gone down on the social ladder, and the roturier has gone up; the one descends as the other rises.

    American Institutions and Their Influence

    Alexis de Tocqueville et al.