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plebeian in Sociology topic

plebeianplebeian2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 CLASS IN SOCIETYan insulting word for someone who is from a low social class2 SSan ordinary person who had no special rank in ancient Rome opp patrician
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plebeianBoth nobles and plebeians quench the thirst of their lust here.As Godoy claimed, the Tumult of Aranjuez was the work of seduced plebeians, a revolution that seeped down from above.These first few lines are very formal, perhaps too formal for the plebeians.Presently he soon takes advantage of the simplicity of the plebeians.Shakespeare emphasizes how strongly the plebeians are in favour of Brutus when Antony begins to speak.Both speakers are trying to establish their own power by appealing to the plebeians whose support they totally depend on.The plebeians are a bit thick, as they didn't see through Caesar.