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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.
Among the standout dishes is Liver on Toast, a rather plebian name for a dish that involves chicken livers that have been marinated in Cognac, sautAaAaAeA@ed 'til ju pink, and heaped onto bread rounds that have been slathered with Nutella.
Absent such shows of plebian power, the needs of common men had few ways to enter (34) into the calculus of political decision, few ways of being heard at all.
Indeed, Lause points out, even some secessionists "warned of imminent plebian revolution across the North.
Hawthorne's narrative not only recapitulates the Conant-Endicott story in its general emphasis on the ancient conflict between a sturdy plebian and a strong-willed aristocrat but also exploits the details of that story" (Emery 132).
Unfortunately for Viceland, Time Warner Cable's legendarily awful search function doesn't currently call up the channel in search&nbsp;results, and so one must scroll through the guide like a plebian until it appears, nestled in between an Animal Planet and FYI.
He also commanded that his lieutenants shun their office or work spaces for more plebian but efficient cubicles.
I mean, the awards show has always lacked the stentorian and self-important splendor of the Oscars because it tends to give off a more plebian vibe: The Golden Globes are a company who couldn't get it together to throw a holiday party before the holidays, so it decides to have a little shindig when everyone is back from vacation have never been in a less of a mood to ingest canapes that aren't worth the calories, and drink champagne with a bunch of people they had, just a week before, happily forgotten they ever knew.
Nietzsche's praise of the Greeks--at least until the time that ugly plebian came on to the stage (88)--is almost invariably and unreservedly glowing.
The philosopher poet and universal scholar bring a vital message for world that a plebian, Humble, Silly, distressed, Hamstrung, Unfamiliar, baffled, doomed and Hiker (all these comparisons are according to the different circumstances which justifies her pain, valor and firmness to access to Punhoo) Sassui too was dazed as that of musk deer and Huma and plagued for not being able to set foot on ground but later she realizes that her humble efforts has made her immaculate and precious one.
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.