haute bourgeoisie

haute bourgeoisie

the wealthiest and most powerful sections of the BOURGEOISIE.
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Goytisolo and De Biedma were scions of the haute bourgeoisie in Spain who, while pursuing careers shaped by the politics and economics of their times, also used their considerable literary talents to carve out their respective niches in the literary world.
The haute bourgeoisie was the natural habitat of fiction from Austen to Proust, because its combination of leisure and status anxiety made it a perfect terrarium of human behavior.
For two young Frenchmen of the mid-nineteenth-century haute bourgeoisie, the East meant Egypt, so they made their way from Paris to Marseille, where they boarded a ship for Alexandria.
Flobert's pistol--in his own words --had the very simple construction mid-19th century Haute Bourgeoisie Gentlemen might dream about.
40am) Drama, starring Tilda Swinton and Flavio Parenti, about an haute bourgeoisie family in Milan.
Charpentier, who did her best to sponsor Renoir, recommended him to other members of the haute bourgeoisie.
Though Malak's line of work is vague, his designer suits, boardroom meetings and his flat's unobstructed sea view of the rock of Raouche suggest the couple belongs to Beirut's new generation of haute bourgeoisie.
Des les premieres pages de son ouvrage satirique mettant en scene la haute bourgeoisie d'une metropole nord-americaine anonyme--Montreal pour nepas la nommer--Stephen Leacock aborde plusieurs aspects du rapport des elites a I'espace urbain au debut du X[X.
Back in Antwerp for the AGM at the Golf Club, idiosyncratically held in this complex little country in French, not Flemish, not because the members are Walloons (French speakers from the South of Belgium), but because the whole haute bourgeoisie and aristocracy in the Flemish cities still cling to French and I thought Britain had an entrenched class system.
Mari Firkatian characterizes the Stancioff family as a modern, mixed bourgeoisie family, part of the haute bourgeoisie, with Dimitri's Bulgarian Orthodox merchant status and Anna's French Catholic noble lineage.
Helmer's well-known repugnance for the Catholic Church comes over in two wedding scenes: the first an excruciatingly awful modern ceremony, the second full of Sicilian haute bourgeoisie hypocrisy.