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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
gentlefolkgen‧tle‧folk /ˈdʒentlfəʊk $ -foʊk/ noun [plural] old use  SSCLASS IN SOCIETYpeople belonging to the higher social classes
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gentlefolkBorn of gentlefolk, she lived near Godalming in west Surrey.
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