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plebe

(plebeian) first or lowest class, especially at U.S. Military and Naval Academies. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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Then, later on that year, we found out that my paternal grandfather had been teaching freshman English at West Point when Curt's uncle was a plebe.
A more common, general term for the labouring classes was popolani, which thus distinguished them from the abstracted popolo (people) so idealized by Mazzini and his followers, one of whom suggested an alternative: "the plebe, I call them, because one does not call 'popolo' a people so prodigiously stupid.
In addition, she frequently makes short weekend voyages to nearby ports, and overnight cruises to "nowhere" for plebe orientation on Long Island Sound.
Gray Davis says reciting the plebe in school is voluntary, but denying students a chance is wrong.
14: Equi chiamo io publico quello uso che e della parte maggiore, intendendo per maggiore non la piu bassa plebe della citta, per infinita che ella sia, ma quella de' cittadini de' intelligenti: si come la consuetudine del vivere, si piglia dal consenso e uso de' buoni.
Alla plebe de' letterati e degli avvocati, ed a' mezzi dotti cio reco invidia, e con lividi occhi cominciarono a leggerla, attenti a notare solamente cio che ne' capitoli della politica ecclesiastica sembrava loro di strano; poiche, ignari dell'origine e progressi di questo Stato, credevano che il mondo cosi fosse sempre stato, com'essi l'avean trovato: e sentendo da' profondi e dotti uomini lodarla, cio maggiormente aguzzo l'invida loro maladicenza.
La richesse et la puissance d'un Etat reposent sur la plebe qui soigne sa langue natale et ses coutumes; quant a la noblesse, dans toute l'Europe, elle se ressemble (Drozd-Piasecka 1985: 19)(3).
1 states that "bishops are chosen in the presence of the laity and before the eyes of all (sacerdos plebe praesente sub omnium oculis deligatur).
Apres les artistes peintres Karima Benamrane, Hassan Bourkia, M'barek Bouhchichi, Drissia Aouididden qui ont fait decouvrir le patrimoine pictural marocain a la plebe l'annee derniere en Grece, cette annee un trio bien equipe, compose des artistes peintres Bahija Fraoussy, Youssef Belmahdi et Warak Mostafa continueront de defendre le patrimoine immateriel marocain en Grece.