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plebe

 (plēb)
n.
A first-year student at the US Military Academy or the US Naval Academy.

[Probably short for plebeian.]

plebe

(pliːb)
n
(Military) informal a member of the lowest class at the US Naval Academy or Military Academy; freshman
[C19: shortened from plebeian]

plebe

(plib)

n.
(at the U.S. Military and Naval academies) a member of the freshman class.
[1605–15; short for plebeian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
midshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training
trainee - someone who is being trained
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Il advient quand les interets de la bourgeoisie pieuse se decouplent de ceux de la plebe.
A success since first putting on a pair of gloves as a Plebe (freshman) while attending West Point, Melson won various tournaments as an amateur prior to capturing the WBC-USNBC crown with a career-best performance against Mike Ruiz in May.
William Deresiewicz gave a lecture to the plebe class of the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.
Pour les seigneurs Je ne merite que la mort Mon faute impardonnable Mon delit intolerable Mon crime ignoble Qui irrite tant les notables Les maitres et les notaires Les paroissiens et les pasteurs Les nonnes et les soeurs La plebe et les seigneurs C'est d'etre une femme libre Insoumise et refractaire Belle et debonnaire Rebelle et aventuriere Audacieuse et temeraire Je ne suis guere une sorciere Mais j'ai ose dire non Aux puissants tyrans
Se ha algo que o cronista de futebol pode revelar sobre o dramaturgo, e que este tambem "nao ia para o campo com a displicencia superior de quem se coloca muito acima da plebe ululante, da plebe alvar" (A patria 34).
El proyecto lizardiano propone comenzar con la consolidacion de una educacion basica de la plebe que erradique los males acarreados por una formacion deficiente, que hasta ese momento habia estado a cargo de la administracion colonial y del clero.
Mildness alternates with brutality, happiness with tragedy, darkness with light, dreams with reality, poetry with ribaldry, present with past, Romulus's formal journaling with his companion Amelia's informal ostraca, nobility with the plebe, peace with war.
During his plebe year at West Point, Cleveland sensed that he wanted to enter the air service following graduation: "The wild blue yonder--that's the life for me.
As a Plebe, I participated in constructing and hanging several banners.
No universo artistico, citamos a expressiva quantidade de bandas de rock (Legiao Urbana, Titas, Camisa de Venus, Plebe Rude, Nenhum de Nos, Replicantes, Biquini Cavadao, dentre outras, podem ser citadas) e filmes feitos com e para os jovens neste periodo ("Menino do Rio", "Garota Dourada", "Bete Balanco", "Rock Estrela", "Dede Mamata", "Rockmania", "Verdes Anos", "Um trem para as estrelas" e o "O sonho nao acabou" (BUENO, 2005; SOUZA, 2008).
The issue came to a head after several cadets complained to Americans United that prayers are included in events such as Plebe Parent Weekend, Yearling Winter Weekend, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner, the Thayer Award Dinner, the Martin Luther King Award Dinner, 500th Night, 100th Night, Ring Weekend and graduation.
Coleman assumed an exaggerated position of attention, locking his arms to his sides, puffing out his chest and pulling his chin into his throat--bracing, as he was taught in the Citadel's famously harsh plebe year.