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aristocratic

relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
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The famous Jeffersonian plans for public education made education democratically general but also aristocratically hierarchical ...
O'Connor is known for the grotesque, an aesthetics far from the conventionally or aristocratically beautiful.
In Hadfield's mind the violence of these scenes tells us that in his heart Spenser knew that the giant was right because there is no good argument for unequal, aristocratically governed societies.
The essay's premise--that the speaker has been asked for remarks on a subject distasteful to her--enables Woolf to "refuse aristocratically more than a token contribution" (95) to adopt a "cavalier attitude" toward subject and audience, and to make the reader a "character" (97) "not permitted to step outside of [the work], except insofar as she obeys its ultimate exhortation ...
Octave's reasons for remorse, by contrast, are distinctly, aristocratically Byronic--and are all the more Byronic for being exotically veiled in such complete obscurity that they become a subject of wondering inquiry and of Romantic conjecture.
Her lips were aristocratically full and she had the kind of tail-ended hair that I always wanted to gather in handfuls and press to my face.
Self- sufficient in a dysfunctional way, Byron is aristocratically disdainful of givers and takers alike, as indifferent and potentially warming as the sun.
Economically things were going poorly for the approximately five million inhabitants, and, as with many other Western European nations, the country was having trouble moving socially from an aristocratically stratified society into a modern industrial and democratic society.
Andrew reasons that Bodin is interested in establishing the independence of sovereign states from claims of overlordship by the Holy Roman Empire and the papacy: the Roman Senate had a purely consultative role, and shared sovereignty with the popular assemblies, the weighted voting of the comitia centuriata left the power of legislation in the hands of the patricians and knights, the Roman Republic was aristocratically governed by its Senate, and the Roman Senate had less authority than the privy councils of European monarchies.
Joe is almost aristocratically polite now, hardly a gender bender in his midnight blue suit and sensible shoes.
And yet Kingham is "taken in" and imagines Grace to be "an aristocratically reckless hedonist in wanton search of amusement, pleasure, excitement, and power" (114).
Perhaps it's the chin, raised aristocratically, lending the entire body an almost calligraphic elegance.