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 (ə-rĭs′tə-krăt′, ăr′ĭs-)
1. A member of a ruling class or of the nobility.
2. A person having the tastes, manners, or other characteristics of the aristocracy: a natural aristocrat who insists on the best accommodations.
3. A person who advocates government by an aristocracy.
4. One considered the best of its kind: the aristocrat of cars.

[French aristocrate, from aristocratie, aristocracy, from Old French, from Late Latin aristocratia; see aristocracy.]

a·ris′to·crat′ic, a·ris′to·crat′i·cal adj.
a·ris′to·crat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.aristocratically - in an aristocratic manneraristocratically - in an aristocratic manner; "they behaved aristocratically"
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[ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪklɪ] advaristocraticamente
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(ӕrəˈstokrəsi) noun
in some countries, the nobility and others of the highest social class, who usually own land.
ˈaristocrat (-krӕt) , ((American) əˈristəkrӕt) noun
a member of the aristocracy.
ˌaristoˈcratic (-ˈkrӕ-) , ((American) əˌristəˈkrӕtik) adjective
(of people, behaviour etc) proud and noble-looking. an aristocratic manner.
ˌaristoˈcratically adverb
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Without a turn of head or roll of eye, aristocratically positing their non-existingness to their faces, he trotted for'ard along the cabin floor and into the stateroom where Skipper babbled maniacally in the bunk.
So, while not aristocratically funded and posh, he is self-made posh.
Looking elegantly patrician, she sounded that way, too, phrasing aristocratically and keeping the powerful voice under firm control, with only a small glitch in her attack on the notorious dolce high C in "O patria mia" to her minimal vocal discredit.
If we look back in time, Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Messiah is aristocratically noble like a walk through the Schonbrunn gardens with the Viennese melange and top shelf Sachertorte (DHM, live 2004), John Eliot Gardiner offers the precision and perfection of Earl Grey tea infused precisely to the second (Decca 1992), the newer French-British recording by Emmanuellc Haim is a rich table of an inexhaustible number of tastes, scents, and colours (Erato 2014).
When he was told that newspapers had been flashing news of the issue since last two days, he aristocratically replied that no notice was taken on the news appearing in the media.
The other major patrons of Gaelic literary production, outside of adventurous publishers, were the Presbyterian churches and the aristocratically patronised Comunn Gaidhealach--with the latter only once publishing something by Sinclair.
On the horizon of political reaction against mass society and the democratic 'herd', the genius is defined aristocratically. On the horizon of the philosophy of life the ingenious creative being appears at times idealistically heightened in the form of the all-transcending Ubermensch, at times naturalistically reduced to the instinctive being of the barbarian or the beast.
In addition to the opening of popular theaters, another reason for the change of the operatic system from an aristocratically dominated to a more democratic one was that after the unification of Italy the national government delegated the responsibility for supporting opera to the local city governments with limited financial resources.
Far from an aloof prince-of-the-church aristocratically lording it over his congregation, these documents reinforce the popular image of Mannix held by generations of Australian Catholics as very much a man of the people.
The lead character, played by Bacall, emerges from an ambiguous past, but rises aristocratically above it.
Both are indebted to the rhetorical modesty of the original "attempts' of the Renaissance, Montaigne's humanistic, aristocratically detached Essais (1570-92).
A spherical recipient with a coral red liquid held by Aishwarya Rai, with an equally red dot between her aristocratically arched brows.