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high society

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high society

n
(Sociology)
a. the upper classes, esp when fashionable
b. (as modifier): her high-society image.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high society - the fashionable elitehigh society - the fashionable elite    
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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The gentlemen assembled at Bilibin's were young, wealthy, gay society men, who here, as in Vienna, formed a special set which Bilibin, their leader, called les notres.* This set, consisting almost exclusively of diplomats, evidently had its own interests which had nothing to do with war or politics but related to high society, to certain women, and to the official side of the service.
Then, wishing to secure a brilliant position in high society, he learnt to dance excellently and very soon was invited to all the balls in the best circles, and to some of their evening gatherings.
As for the Marquis himself, I doubt to this day if he was a Marquis--although about the fact that he had formerly belonged to high society (for instance, in Moscow and Germany) there could be no doubt whatever.
A stout stately dame received them with a smile; but she expressed much dissatisfaction that a common field-bird, as she called the lark, should appear in such high society. For to-day, however, she would allow it; and they must shut him in the empty cage that was standing in the window.
It recounts, in the Richardsonian letter form, the experiences of a country girl of good breeding and ideally fine character who is introduced into the life of London high society, is incidentally brought into contact with disagreeable people of various types, and soon achieves a great triumph by being acknowledged as the daughter of a repentant and wealthy man of fashion and by marrying an impossibly perfect young gentleman, also of great wealth.
people in high society always have their subjects of conversation, /c'est de rigueur/, but people of the middle sort like us, thinking people that is, are always tongue-tied and awkward.
The Monarch Experience is currently gathering momentum to become one of the biggest high society events of the year after organisers.
The star of such films as Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and High Society became Princess Consort Grace when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Sinatra and Kelly starred together in the 1956 musical High Society, her last role before she retired to take up her duties as the consort of Prince Ranier III of Monaco.
Music and singing will fill the air when the group perform the classic High Society in April.
A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital
When he dies, she is brought up in high society by her uncle, Lord Mansfield (Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson) but deemed "too high in rank to dine with the servants, too low to dine with my family".