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upper class

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupper classˌupper ˈclass ●○○ noun [singular] (also upper classes [plural])  SSCLASS IN SOCIETYthe group of people who belong to the highest social classupper-class adjective upper-class familiesGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?The upper class is usually followed by a singular verb: The upper class doesn’t want the system to change.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The upper class don’t want the system to change.
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upper classConstraints on upper class power Scott clearly attributes considerable power to the upper classes in modern Britain.
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