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plebs

 (plĕbz)
n. pl. ple·bes (plē′bēz)
1. The common people of ancient Rome: the plebs and the patricians.
2. The common people; the populace.

[Latin plēbs; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

plebs

(plɛbz)
n
1. (functioning as plural) the common people; the masses
2. (Historical Terms) (functioning as singular or plural) common people of ancient Rome. Compare patrician
[C17: from Latin: the common people of ancient Rome]

plebs

(plɛbz)

n.pl.
1. the general body of citizens in ancient Rome; the common people. Compare patrician (def. 3).
2. the common people; the general populace.
[1640–50; < Latin plēbs, plēbēs]

Plebs

 plebeians; the common people; the mob, 1647.
Example: plebs of the Ancient Forum, 1835.
Translations

plebs

[plɛbz] npl (pej) → plebe fsg
References in classic literature ?
The former, in which the people voted by centuries, was so arranged as to give a superiority to the patrician interest; in the latter, in which numbers prevailed, the plebian interest had an entire predominancy.
She was a large, sleek, gray-and-white cat, with an enormous dignity which was not at all impaired by any consciousness of her plebian origin.
The Venetians, if their achievements are considered, will be seen to have acted safely and gloriously so long as they sent to war their own men, when with armed gentlemen and plebians they did valiantly.
As in the parliamentary election he was unsuccessful, although after failing at the plebian hustings at home, there was success to come when he was nominated for the British Lions tour of New Zealand and Australia in 1971.
While the shrewd Helm pursues only resisters, a stereotypical Prussian General Arnim von Dahnwitz--replete with flashing monocle--has been implicated in the plot to kill Hitler but is known to the plebian resistance as the "murderer of Kharkov.
One princeling told a Western diplomat of their contempt for the previous plebian leadership.
24-25)--to relieve boredom, in other words--callously plays a painful trick upon one of these plebian "brothers," Francis, a waiter.
It reflects back on the foundational works that shaped the contours of the Bolivian "social imaginary" across the better part of the twentieth century, as its lettered elites tried to apprehend and cope with the country's heritage of cultural heterogeneity, especially in those historic breakpoints when its plebian "multitudes" suddenly became the principal driver of history.
I definitely was trying to shake off this guitar legend thing, which I thought was so plebian.
And, if there's one gun above all others that I have obsessed over, it has to be the plebian, yet highly functional and utterly reliable Makarov pistol.
Nothing can be more plebian, in seeming, than this Joe Smith.
Koch was ideally plebian, though also sang like a god.